'Tis the season of giving, and that's exactly what Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have done this year. The couple recently donated 1,000 pairs of shoes to Soles 4 Souls, a non profit organization who, according to their mission statement, is "committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing."
Earlier in the month, a teen named Amelia Floes had announced that she was looking for 1,000 pairs of shoes to donate to Soles 4 Souls, and Kim had vowed that she and Kanye would help in the young girl's objective. And true to her word, KimYe donated the 1,000 pairs -- comprised of Adidas and Kardashian Kollection shoes -- to the organization. In a blog post on Kim's website, she told the story of Amelia's quest, and hers and Kanye's promise to help. She added:
"Kanye and I were so happy to donate 1,000 shoes to Soles 4 Souls this holiday season. They were Adidas and Kardashian Kollection shoes! I'm so glad to have learned about an organization doing so much good around the world."
On the Soles 4 Souls website, both Amelia and the organization's CEO & President Buddy Teaster thanked Kim and Kanye for their generous contribution.
Amelia wrote, "I am so grateful for the overwhelming response to my shoe drive. I hope this will raise awareness surrounding the high demand for shoes in poor communities!"
FYI, Amelia received a pair of shoes from the organization after she and her family lost everything to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
And Souls 4 Soles CEO & President said, "These shoes are going to make a real difference and we're grateful for the awareness that came from Kim's post and the commitment both of them have shown to helping men, women and children in need."
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