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The story of The Funds2Orgs Group developed through the years. It started with a single shoe that washed ashore after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. At the time, Wayne Elsey was the president of an international shoe manufacturing company.
Wayne went on to establish one of the largest nonprofits in the United States Soles4Souls, helping people affected by some of the world’s most significant natural disasters, including the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. He led efforts to ship over 20 million pairs of shoes to people and places hurt by natural disasters.
Creative fundraising ideas can come in many forms.
Some people are just not satisfied. That’s Wayne. He thought there was a way to help organizations raise money and make a global impact. He created Funds2Orgs with a team of dreamers who believe they could change the world. That single for-profit social enterprise eventually developed into The Funds2Orgs Group, which includes Sneakers4Funds, Shoes With Heart and Cash4Shooz brands.
The core of our business model is shoe drive fundraisers. The other components are to provide an economic opportunity for micro-entrepreneurs in developing nations and to help the environment by repurposing shoes. Micro-entrepreneurs in these countries have little to no income or livelihood. The shoes provide inventory and allows them to support their families and create a path out of poverty. This in turn helps to create economic sustainability.
The Funds2Orgs Group helps YOU raise money with creative fundraising ideas, it’s a WIN-WIN!