January 21, 2020

Press Release

Soles4Souls Acquires Dignity U Wear

| 7/14/2017

Letter from Nicola Barnack, Former President & CEO, Dignity U Wear, announcing the acquisition of Dignity U Wear:

Since 2000, Dignity U Wear has provided free new clothing to those in need. With humble beginnings – distributing new underwear and socks – to most recently serving thousands of recipients with donated, new clothing to restart their lives.

Now, 17 years later, Dignity U Wear has grown substantially and beyond the resources of a small agency. As of July 13, 2017, Dignity U Wear will now be a part of the international non-profit social enterprise Soles4Souls based in Nashville, TN.

Established in 2006, Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing in the U.S. and around the world.  The organization has distributed 30 million pairs of shoes and millions of pieces of clothing in 127 countries and all 50 states in the U.S. 

Soles4Souls has a large, global infrastructure for product collection, warehousing and distribution which will help continue the impact of Dignity U Wear in a more efficient way. With similar missions, Soles4Souls has acquired all of Dignity U Wear’s current clothing inventory and assets.  All operations, including those for Jacksonville, FL will be handled by Soles4Souls.

Soles4Souls and Dignity U Wear have been working together to make the transition as seamless as possible. For all of our current partners, please refer to the corresponding notifications below.

Thank you for your support and partnership over the years. As we close this chapter, please join us in supporting Soles4Souls’ mission and take a minute to visit their websiteto learn more. We’re excited about the future impact we can all make by helping Soles4Souls Wear Out Poverty.

Nicola Barnack
Former President & CEO, Dignity U Wear

Apparel Partners
Continue helping those in need through the gift of clothing by donating apparel to Soles4Souls’ clothing division, Clothes4Souls. Please contact CeCe McCormick, Director of Corporate Engagement at cecem@soles4soulscece.org

Agency Partners

Soles4Souls’ mission aligns with that of Dignity U Wear, and is in a position to expand the DUW legacy. Soles4Souls currently works with over 1,000 non-profit agencies around the world. Please reach out to Soles4Souls’ Director of Outreach, Tiffany Turner, to apply as an agency partner. Email Tiffany at tiffanyt@soles4souls.org

Financial Donors

Thank you for supporting our mission with your generous financial contributions. It’s donors like you who kept Dignity U Wear going for 17 years. Imagine the impact your generous donations can make through the international organization, Soles4Souls. We invite you to contact Carter Abel, Director of Donor Engagement at cartera@soles4souls.org

Volunteer Partners
For over 17 years, Dignity U Wear has been able to serve millions because of the dedication of thousands of volunteers. We’re excited to say that your volunteer efforts can now reach so many more! Over the past ten years, Soles4Souls has worked with a huge network of volunteers to collect gently used shoes, travel and fundraise to help provide shoes and clothing around the globe. Whether you are an individual, a businesses, civic group, school or faith based group you can continue to support the heart of Dignity U Wear by volunteering for Soles4Souls.  

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