02/07/2011

Kimball Office Team Leaves Hundreds of Shoes at Meeting—On Purpose

 

JASPER, Ind. — Nearly everyone has left a personal item at a tradeshow, in a hotel, or at a restaurant; however, members of Kimball® Office’s sales team purposefully left behind more than 100 pairs of shoes at their national sales meeting in January. The shoes collected by the company were then donated to Soles4Souls. Team members also donated more than $4,000 towards the cause, and for each dollar, Soles4Souls provides a pair of shoes.

“We were inspired by the number of people who made a little extra room in their suitcase to bring at least one pair of shoes to donate. Overall we’re providing more than 4,300 pairs of shoes to people in need across the world,” said Allen Parker, vice president of marketing and sales.

Soles4Souls is a nonprofit charity based in Nashville, Tenn., and since 2005 has provided nearly 12 million pairs of new or gently worn shoes to people in more than 125 countries. Shoe donations come from individuals, organizations, and large footwear companies.

“Each year Kimball Office strives to find new ways to improve the lives of the communities in which we operate. It’s exciting to start the New Year off on the right foot,” added Parker.

To learn more, please visit www.kimballoffice.com.

About Kimball Office

A recognized leader in fine workplace furnishings, Kimball® Office has been building its reputation on quality and integrity of design for 40 years. Kimball Office serves the business market with casegoods, seating and systems furniture in wood and metal and in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. A full line of products provides solutions to businesses ranging from multinational corporations to start-up companies. The company is a brand unit of Kimball International Inc., a $1.2 billion publicly traded company headquartered in Jasper, Ind.

 

 
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