Wednesday, October 26, 2016; Turning Paiges Founder, Tristen Paige, and Operations Director, Erica Pitts, spent the entire day delivering all 1300 plus shoes raised through Turning Paiges Sole Saving Shoe Drive to souls in need. The Sole Saving initiative ran the entire month of September and aimed to raise a thousand pairs of new and gently used shoes in 30 days. Thanks to many sponsors, volunteers, and Sole Saving supporters across the US, Sole Saving exceeded their goal raising 1393 pairs of shoes in one months time. The shoes raised were distributed to homeless youth, teenage mothers, their children, domestic and sexual violence survivors, homeless shelters across the Dallas metropolis, and Louisiana flood victims.
Paige and Pitts started their day delivering hundreds of children's shoes to the Promise House which houses homeless youth. Promise house also has a maternity house next door which housing teenage mothers and their children. Shoes were provided to be distributed to all residents. The TP team then delivered hundreds of shoes to women's shelter, The Center of Hope, The Bridge Homeless Shelter, and Austin Street Homeless shelter.
Turning Paiges delivered a few hundred pairs of shoes to disaster relief organizations in Baton Rogue thanks to faithful Turning Paiges volunteer, and Southern Alumni, Brandon Bowie. October 20th, 2016, Mr. Bowie picked up 300 pairs of shoes from Turning Paiges in Dallas, Texas and drove them to Baton Rogue for distribution that weekend.
Turning Paiges contributes the success of their Sole Saving shoe drive to their many sponsors, volunteers, and all of those who contributed to the initiative. Turning Paiges stays steadfast to their belief that they are Sole Saving because God allowed it and the community supported it.
Visit Sole Saving to learn more about the cause, their sponsors, and the contributions from their One Bag Challenge.