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Soles4Souls CEO Teaster Honored With YPO Award

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Buddy Teaster, CEO of Soles4Souls and frequent contributor to the Fashion Mannuscript, was the Southeast U.S. and Caribbean regional honoree for the 2020 YPO Global Impact Award. The award is given to YPO members (formerly Young Presidents’ Organization) who create sustainable and scalable change for world communities.

“By 2016, Teaster and his team had created a nonprofit growth success, turning Soles4Souls into a trusted, transparent, sustainable organization,” the YPO announcement said. “Not only were they providing relief through the distribution of free shoes, but also selling high-quality, low-cost footwear to micro-entrepreneurs in the developing world, giving individuals the chance to start small, sustainable businesses that lifted themselves and their families out of poverty.”

You can read more about the award here, and take a look at Teaster’s most recent column here.

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