From the press release
“2010 SL® Shoe Fair to Benefit Soles4Souls
Sponsored by Gos Custom Footwear, R2 Fashion, N-Core Design, SLink
Media Sponsors ShopaholicFeed.com, Chic Critique, FashionFeed of SL, What’sNewSL.com, blog.SecondStyle, Metavirtual.us
The expo is to benefit Souls4Soles, which you can read about here: http://www.soles4souls.org/
Last year’s Footwear Expo was to benefit Toys for Tots and ran November 22 to December 6th. We raised $2500 USD for the cause. This year’s event will benefit Soles4Souls and we hope to raise one million Lindens this year!
The event will run from August 7 – 22, 2010. Over 50 Shoe Designers from across the grid willl be showcasing their creations (most with new items introduced exclusively at the expo!) and helping to sponsor and support the benefit. In addition there will be a flickr photo contest, a Blogger contest, and a massive blow-out party at the end of the Expo.
We have a couple of exciting new things this year, first up Gatcha! There will be a couple of Gatcha machines on each sim with special items from Adorkable Poses, Boom, Exodi, Glitterati, Whippet & Buck, Diesel Works, Haven Designs, Stellar and Fri.day!
The other thing are our Haybalers, these are another way for non-shoe designers to sponsor the fair and offer a few goodies for sale. Look for them along the paths as you walk around the sims.
Here are some dates to know:
- 08/07 Flickr contest open for submissions (for info visit site)
- 08/07 12:00pm Fair opens to the public
- 08/20 11:59pm Deadline for flickr and blogger contest entries
- 08/21 4:00-7:00pm Kick up your heels at the Shoe Fair’s Hillbilly Hoe-down!
- 08/22 6:00pm Shoe Fair Closes
(all times in SLT)”
More information on Soles4Souls:
Founded after the major tsunami hit Southeast Asia in 2004, it has since gone on to distribute over 10 million pairs of shoes, mostly to disaster areas such as those affected by Hurricane Katrina, the disaster in Haiti and most recently, the flooding in Pakistan.
We are hoping to contribute 1 million lindens to this wonderful organization, and your donation will help us realize that goal.
Thank you, from the 2010 Shoe Fair.