Saturday, December 11, 2010

Shoe Revolt

Ateba Crocker runs Shoe Revolt an on-line business which auctions lightly worn shoe donations to support the fight against human trafficking. Ateba was herself a victim of sexual abuse as a child and remains determined to help others. Through donation she has collected over 300 pairs of heels and sneakers and intends to present the shoes for sale on Dec. 11 at Parkside Business Center in Beaverton. The profits benefits organizations that provide safe shelter or counseling services for victims of sexual exploitation. Several of the donations are from stiletto-strutting fashion icons including Sarah Jessica Parker, but most are from friends or strangers who hear about the cause by word-of-mouth. Crocker eventually wants to have victims of sexual exploitation custom-design their own pair of high heels, using the sales to fund educational scholarships.

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