Paul Simon Co. to Help Jacob’s Ladder Clients Step Ahead with Shoe Drive – April 14-30

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Between April 14-30, 2011, customers who donate a gently used pair of men’s or women’s shoes to either Paul Simon Co. men’s store in Myers Park (1027 Providence Road) and The Village at SouthPark (4300 Sharon Road) will receive $35 off a new pair of Allen Edmonds shoes purchased at these locations. For information on store hours and inventory, call Paul Simon Co. at 704-372-6824 (Myers Park) and at 704-366-4523 (The Village at SouthPark). For questions about the program, call Elizabeth Hyland at 704-332-5822, x223.

All donated shoes will be contributed to Jacob’s Ladder’s – a Charlotte non-profit organization that specializes in breaking the cycle of chronic unemployment through job readiness and related services – two “A Perfect Fit” clothing boutiques at its headquarters at 2304 The Plaza and at its new Jacob’s Ladder West location at 2201 Caronia Street.

“We are excited about supporting Jacob’s Ladder Job Center and doing something that brings the community together to help people get a step ahead out of poverty,” said Paul Simon, owner of Paul Simon Co. “Having a professional pair of shoes for an interview can change a job seeker’s life. We encourage people to step up and be a part of that change by bringing in gently used shoes.”

“At Jacob’s Ladder we empower clients to step into success so we are thrilled about this partnership with Paul Simon,” said Steffi Travis, executive director of Jacob’s Ladder. “Shoes are among our most needed items in our ‘A Perfect Fit’ boutiques, which provide clients with the right professional attire to make a good first impression and succeed in the job search.”

For more information and other donated item needs for “A Perfect Fit,” call Elizabeth Hyland at 704-332-5822, x223 or visithttp://www.jacobsladdercharlotte.org/aperfectfit.htm.

About Paul Simon Co.
Started in 1975, Charlotte-based Paul Simon Co. is a locally owned clothing store with two locations in Myers Park and one in SouthPark. It specializes in a high level of service and selection with custom clothes and personal collections for men and women. Visit http://paulsimonco.comfor more information.

About Jacob’s Ladder
Jacob’s Ladder Job Center, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, which helps unemployed and underemployed people find and keep living wage jobs. A member of the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, Jacob’s Ladder was founded in 1998 as a compassionate response to the Welfare-to-Work movement and to chronic unemployment Charlotte’s urban communities. For more information, visit www.jacobsladdercharlotte.org or call 704-332-5822.

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