Soles4Souls Announces National Partnership with Liberty Tax Services

January 28, 2009

Customers Can Save $20 on 2008 Tax Preparation Services and Help the Non-Profit Collect Shoes for Those In Need
NASHVILLE, TN – January 28, 2009 – Soles4Souls, the international charity dedicated to providing free footwear to those in desperate need, announced the creation of a national partnership with Liberty Tax Services.  Customers can use coupons to receive a $20 discount on their 2008 tax services and Liberty Tax will donate an additional $20 to Soles4Souls for each coupon used.  In addition, at participating locations customers will be able to donate their “gently worn” pairs of shoes.  Visit our website to find a participating location near you.  All shoes donated to Soles4Souls will go directly to helping needy people in the United States and around the world.

Soles4Souls is proud to work with Liberty Tax Services in this unique program, said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls Inc.  This program is exciting because it reaches thousands of people who may not have participated in one of our programs.  We want to thank Liberty Tax Services for their partnership in helping us put shoes on the feet of people who need it most, he said.

“Our Liberty Tax team is energized to help this worthy cause by creating a buzz in our offices and communities that will generate collections, donations and further national awareness for Soles4Souls,” said John Hewitt, CEO and Founder of Liberty Tax Service.   

Customers can send an email with the location of your service and contact information to [email protected].  A Soles4Souls representative will email the customer a printable coupon.  In addition, select Liberty Tax offices will host shoe drives during the tax season.  Patriotic-themed shoe collection boxes will be at these locations and customers are encouraged to clean out their closests and donate their shoes to help those in need.

About Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history.  Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service ( has prepared over 6,000,000 individual income tax returns and currently operates over 3,000 offices throughout the United States and Canada.
Liberty Tax Service provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing and refund loans.  With an emphasis on customer service including audit assistance, a money back guarantee, and free tax return checking, Liberty Tax Service is well known for its strong commitment to its client base.
With 40 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (NYSE: JTX). 

About Soles4Souls
Nashville-based Soles4Souls™ facilitates the donations of both new and used shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. Soles4Souls has distributed more than 4 million pairs (currently donating one pair every 17 seconds) to people in over 70 countries, including Honduras, Uganda, Romania, and the United States.  The charity has been featured recently in Runner’s World and the Green Guide by National Geographic.  It has also appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and hundreds of regional outlets around North America.  Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit for more information.