On Monday, April 26th, Volatile Shoewear presented NOAHH with a check for $23,000 from the sale of the Fleur de Lis collection. This donation brings the total donated from sales of the Fleur de Lis collection to just over $40,000.
In 2007, Volatile Footwear, a division of Palos Verdes Footwear, announced that a portion of the proceeds from their Fleur de Lis collection would be donated to NOAHH. For every pair of the Fleur de Lis collection sold, one dollar was donated to help build houses in the areas devastated by the hurricanes. Many retailers had also signed on to match the donation from the pairs sold in their stores to NOAHH.
“We are overwhelmed at the generosity of Volatile and their consumers,” stated Jim Pate, Executive Director of NOAHH. “These funds will go towards the building of a home for one of our partner families – truly a home that sandals built.”
The shoes are available throughout Louisiana at local shoe stores such as Joe’s Family Shoe Store, Mandeville; Bella Bella, Baton Rouge; Shoe Fits, Houma; Trashy Diva, New Orleans; Little Miss Muffin, Metairie; Bella Lucca, Slidell; Feet First, New Orleans; Crazy Charlie's, Lafayette; The Glass Slipper, Denham Springs; Shoe Shi, Thibodeaux; Hoity Toity, Alexandria; Frock Candy, Baton Rouge; Shoe Nami, New Orleans; Avenue Shoes, Monroe; Shoeffle, Covington; All About Shoes, Metairie; All About Me, Chalmette; and La Feet, Marrero.
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The initial collection began selling in September 2007 and consisted of Volatile sandals featuring the Fleur de Lis symbol. "Existing shoe stores and boutiques that carry the Volatile brand jumped on the collection before we even announced that we were teaming up with NOAHH. We sold out our first two deliveries in less then a week", Michael Lovely, Vice President of Volatile Sales, stated.
"We believe that the proceeds of our shoe sales will help breathe some new life into New Orleans. We plan now to let the rest of the world know about it as well,” said Brian Lovely. "We hope that funds raised through the sale of the Volatile Fleur de Lis collection will help New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity."