Global Apparel Market – An Overview | Watch NOW! | Ad
Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Mr. Wayne Elsey bags 'e-chievement award' from etown
Mr. Wayne Elsey bags 'e-chievement award' from etown
Jan '08
Wayne Elsey, the Founder and CEO of footwear charity Soles4Souls Inc, has been awarded the "e-chievement award" from etown, a popular radio broadcast heard coast to coast on NPR and other stations. Elsey earned the award for his philanthropic work and the unique mission of his charity, which began in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

"I'm very honored to receive the e-chievement award from etown," Elsey said. "We are proud that our simple mission -- changing the world one pair at a time -- is resonating with the general public. We are truly excited that so many people are coming alongside us to help us put shoes on people's feet, both here in the U.S. and around the world," he said.

In its brief history, Soles4Souls has served people by delivering more than 3 million of pairs of shoes to 58 countries, including Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Uganda, Sudan, and Romania. More countries are continually added to this list as Soles4Souls finds regional partners able to distribute the footwear to needy people in their areas.

Hosted by Nick and Helen Forster, etown aims to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

One of the show's most popular segments is the e-chievement award. Listeners from around the country send in tales of remarkable individuals who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond.

From massive river clean-ups to programs that help the homeless, from neighborhood environmental activists to national social and environmental organizations, etown takes pride in celebrating the success stories of ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary things.

According to Elsey, Soles4Souls is already collecting and distributing nearly 30,000 pairs of shoes each week. By summer 2008, Soles4Souls personnel expect that figure to be over 40,000 pairs of shoes each week.

Soles4Souls Inc

Must ReadView All

UK retailers may face extra £190 mn in business rates

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2018

UK retailers may face extra £190 mn in business rates

Retailers in the UK are likely to face an extra £190 million on their ...

Courtesy: EFI

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2018

Digital textile printing expected to grow at 20% CAGR

Digital textile printing is at this time about 3-4 per cent of all...

Bangladesh demands better prices for garment items from US

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2018

Bangladesh demands better prices for garment items from US

Bangladesh sought better prices for its exports, especially garments, ...

Interviews View All

Neel Sawhney, One Friday

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Karan Toshniwal, Orange O Tec

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Jurgen Gauger, Spreadshirt

Jurgen Gauger

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Apurva Kothari,

Apurva Kothari

No Nasties was the first fashion brand in India to make 100 per cent...

Gagan Gulati,

Gagan Gulati

PG Silk Mills Private Limited had a humble start with a hand-dyeing unit....

Karen Lou,

Karen Lou

Australia-based Sunseeker has been creating swimwear since 1970. Sunseeker ...

Davide Vigano, Sensoria

Davide Vigano

Sensoria is a leading developer of smart garments and IoMe (Internet of...

Eric Scholler, Groz-Beckert

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Melissa Tate, University of New South Wales

Melissa Tate
University of New South Wales

<div><div><div><div><b>Melissa Tate</b>, a well-known scientist currently...

Jay Ramrakhiani, Occasions Elegance Wear

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Ritu Kumar, Label Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Amiben Shroff, Shrujan

Amiben Shroff

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on

Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search