Huey’s Restaurants is asking its employees to collect new and gently-used shoes for people in need.
The shoes will be given to Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based nonprofit that since 2005 has donated over 17 million shoes to people in the U.S. and countries such Kenya, Nepal and Thailand.
Each Huey’s location will host a shoe drive starting Monday, July 16,, and ending Tuesday, July 31. A shoe bin will be provided by Soles4Souls, and the restaurant that donates the most shoes will be thrown a congratulatory party by Huey’s home office.
Huey’s is also partnering with Stacey Reed, a Memphian who’s hosting her own personal shoe drive for Soles4Souls, with a goal of collecting 30,000 pairs of shoes by the end of this year. Reed has garnered local support from the Memphis Fire Department and Office of Sustainability, as well as several offices, schools and churches.
For more information about Huey’s employee-wide shoe drive, read their blog entry.