Keller Logistics Group, Inc. headquartered in Defiance, Ohio partnered with Malinta-Grelton Elementary School, Malinta, Ohio in their shoe drive by providing pick up and transportation of the 209 pairs of shoes they collected for Soles4Souls®. Founded in 2004 by Wayne Elsey, Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty through the distribution of shoes and clothing.
“It was a pleasure to work with Ms. Leonard and her students at Malinta–Grelton Elementary School on their service project. Their hard work and generosity will be felt in parts of the world where children otherwise wouldn’t have shoes. They should be proud of the impact they are making”, commented Aaron Keller, VP of Sales of Keller Logistics Group, Inc.
Keller Logistics Group, Inc. is a Mid-West Ohio collection and processing center for Soles4Souls. The relationship began back in 2011 when the company was approached by Holy Cross Catholic School of Defiance, Ohio to assist them in transporting hundreds of pairs of shoes they collected during their Soles4Souls shoe drive. “This organization really struck a chord with all of us that we are recycling our goods for the benefit of others. We want to continue doing that and helping Soles4Souls continue their mission”, said Bryan Keller, President and CEO of Keller Logistics Group, Inc.
“We receive the donated footwear, sort into specific categories, and ready for shipment to Soles4Souls main outreach distribution center in Alabama. This step allows the Alabama facility to be much more efficient in responding to needs in the US and overseas. Keller Logistics Group, Inc. is proud to offer Soles4Souls a place to ship and store their donations, while giving more individuals and organizations the opportunity to participate in the impact Soles4Souls is having around the world.”
For more information about Soles4Souls, shoe drives and fundraising opportunities, please visit www.soles4souls.org. Should your organization need the services of Keller Logistics Group, Inc. in support of your local shoe drives or fundraisers, please call Aaron Keller at (419) 785-3208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTO CAPTION: Malinta-Grelton teacher, Ms. Becky Leonard and her class along with Aaron Keller, VP of Sales with Keller Logistics Group, Inc. have finished loading boxes of donated shoes
Keller Logistics Group, Inc. is a family owned company since 1978 which operates 100 semi-tractors, 350 light weight 53 foot plate trailers, 1,500,000 sq. ft. of warehouse in Defiance, OH, Napoleon, OH, Arlington and Grand Prairie, TX and Jacksonville, FL and a 3PL freight brokerage from the Ohio corporate office – www.kellerlogistics.com