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Summer 2018: Soles2Share - Communications Intern

Apr 4, 2018

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

Our Story

Soles2Share is an up-and-coming nonprofit (501(c)(3) based in Richmond, VA. At Soles2Share, we size and provide new and gently-used athletic shoes to those living at or below the poverty level in the Richmond-area. For the majority of people living in poverty, walking is their only way of getting around, yet they don’t have access to good shoes that fit.

Soles2Share was started after David Hewlett, a soup kitchen guest, asked volunteer, Robin Telfian, if she could locate a pair of athletic shoes for him.  His current pair was full of holes. David then asked, “I wonder what happens to runners shoes after a big race?” His question was the spark that helped create Soles2Share- a program that not only helps David but, hundreds of others just like him.

Robin Telfian, Founder of Soles2Share, met Jeff Wells, Owner of Fleet Feet Sports. After their first meeting, they immediately decided to partner together to host shoe giveaways, with the ultimate goal of putting shoes on as many people in need in RVA, as possible.  Fleet Feet collects the majority of the shoes given away during shoe giveaways—the majority of donated shoes are runner’s retired shoes. Jeff sizes everyone who receives a pair of shoes from our shoe giveaways.

Since our first shoe giveaway on April, 21, 2017, Soles2Share and Fleet Feet Sports have hosted eight shoe giveaways and given away over 500 pairs of shoes.  Shoe giveaways are held alongside soup kitchens and CARITAS events and are held on a consistent basis.

Summer Internship

We are looking for a summer intern who is passionate about helping those in need in RVA and who isn’t afraid to jump in and help our startup nonprofit. You will not be filing or sitting at a desk for this internship. Instead, you will help launch Soles2Share in a big way, develop and enhance our social media presence, attend meetings and shoe giveaways, prep for shoe giveaways (which is s the equivalent of prepping for a college football game—lots of energy and excitement). We need someone who is energetic, fun and who has a big heart and a love of connecting with others.  Strong knowledge of social media, Microsoft Excel, and photography is a must.

To learn more about our organization, please check us out at


Apply: Email resume to Robin Telfian at with Soles2Share Internship as the subject line.