Friday, March 21, 2014

SHOETOPIA Press Release

Press Release: SHOETOPIA 2013, Delay of Charity Receipt.


Press Contact: Anessa Stine

SHOETOPIA 2013, the Second Life Shoe Fair held this past November 15th – 30th, 2013, was a great success. The SHOETOPIA organizers, Anessa Stine and Sophia Harlow, are committed to maintaining transparency and preserving the goodwill and trust of their valued patrons, supporters, fellow designers and associates.

A grand total of 1,514,611 Linden Dollars have been raised by the SHOETOPIA 2013 event for the Soles4Souls charity organization and paid directly to their Second Life account (Soles4Souls Resident). However, due to staffing changes at Soles4Souls and inexplicable delays at Linden Labs, there has been a delay in the Soles4Souls charity organization gaining access to their funds. According to representatives of Soles4Souls, several phone calls and multiple Support Tickets have been submitted to Linden Labs without response. All interested parties have yet to see a formal receipt for the donated funds, as Linden Lab demonstrates no urgency to help Soles4Souls receive their donations within a reasonable time frame.

Looking ahead, preliminary planning has already begun for SHOETOPIA 2014, designer application will open in May of this year, blogger applications will occur at a later undisclosed date. It is shaping up to be an even bigger and more exciting event than last year’s very successful debut. Information will be posted at as it becomes available.

Should anyone wish to verify the content of this Press Release, please contact Soles4Souls directly at the contact information indicated below. Any general questions regarding SHOETOPIA can be directed to Sophia Harlow or Anessa Stine by means of Second Life Notecard or Instant Message.

Souls4Souls contact information:

Nicole Atnip, Director of Foundation and Corporate Development
Soles4Souls, Inc.
Main (615) 391-5723