Soles4Souls: Girl collects shoes to help people worldwide

What started as a spring cleaning project in Gilbert has turned into a way to help people all over the world. FOX 10's Liz Kotalik reports.

- When it comes to shoes, everyone has that pair or two that never sees the light of day.

Not everyone comes up with a cool way to get rid of them and not everyone thinks like Alexxis Grant's dad.

"I was cleaning out my closet and decided that I had a few pairs to give away and I was just going to toss them, but my dad said, 'Hey, don't do that, you can give them to someone who needs help,'" Alexxis said.

It took a quick Google search for Alexxis to find Soles 4 Souls, which is an organization that collects shoes and gives them to people in need all over the country and world.

Alexxis is now helping them out by holding a drive at her work in Gilbert and two other locations in east Phoenix.

"This is 200 pairs of shoes, that's 200 people that it's affecting and all it took was a few people to clean out their closet," she said.

Two hundred now, but the goal is to get 10,000 by December 1st and all she needs is a little help from you.

"You know, you're never going to wear them ever again, but you can make a difference in someone's life by just dropping them off somewhere and we'll do the rest," she said.

If you'd like to help Alexxis meet her goal, you can drop off your shoes at these locations:

Social Tech Consulting
227 N. Gilbert Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234

Total Bliss Salon and Spa
876 N. McQueen Rd. #108
Gilbert, AZ 85233

Acacia Elementary School
3021 W. Evans Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85053

Online: soles4souls.org


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