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April 16, 2024

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Soles4Souls Hosts Fundraiser Benefiting Homeless Children

A fundraising event to fight youth homelessness across the U.S. during the month of May.

Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based organization committed to turning shoes and clothing into opportunity, will host its second annual Race4EveryKid during the month of May. This fundraising event to fight youth homelessness across the U.S. is a virtual run, walk, or bike race and is open to all ages.

More than 1.5 million American children experience homelessness and Soles4Souls is on a mission to change that through its 4EveryKid initiative, which aims to provide a pair of brand-new athletic shoes to every homeless K-12 student.

Every $20 raised through Race4EveryKid can provide a pair of new athletic shoes to a homeless child, allowing them to attend school, try out for a sports team, and stay active.

“A new pair of shoes can really change a kid’s life for the better and provide opportunity most take for granted,” said Buddy Teaster, CEO and President of Soles4Souls. “We are excited to continue this initiative and carry on this fundraising race for a second year.”

You can participate in Race4EveryKid either as an individual or as part of a team by registering online and setting up a personal race page to collect pledges for every mile you run, walk or cycle. Supporters can donate through the race page.

To sign up for Race4EveryKid, visit this link.

To learn more about Race4EveryKid, visit this link.

About Soles4Souls 

Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, we have distributed more than 73 million pairs of shoes and pieces of clothing in 129 countries and generated over $475 million in economic impact. Visit for more information.


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Michael Aldrich

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