Santa Monica-based personal injury law firm Lemle Law Group has launched a shoe drive to help Soles4Souls Pair It Forward campaign reach their goal of collecting one million pairs of shoes.
The campaign is aimed at diverting used shoes away from landfills, and instead using them to generate a source of revenue for micro-entrepreneurs in developing nations.
In addition to the Pair It Forward campaign running through Earth Day (April 22), Attorney Robert Lemle of Lemle Law Group will continue on as a Soles4Souls’ official drop-off location, collecting for the remainder of 2015.
The community can join Attorney Lemle by bringing new or gently worn shoes to Lemle Law Group, PC’s office location at 1639 11th Street #256, Santa Monica, CA, 90404.
Ninety-five percent of the 20 billion pairs of shoes produced globally each year end up in landfill sites.
People like Robert Lemle and non-profits like Soles4Souls are doing their part to repurpose and extend the life of these shoes.
Soles4Souls’ offers their micro-enterprise program and distributes shoes to those in need locally and around the world. To date, they have distributed 22 million pairs in 127 countries.
For more information, visit lemlelaw.com.