Saturday, March 26, 2011

Paul Simon Co. to Help Jacob's Ladder Clients Step Ahead with Shoe Drive - April 14-30

Between April 14-30, 2011, customers who donate a gently used pair of
men's or women's shoes to either Paul Simon Co. men's store in Myers
Park (1027 Providence Road) and The Village at SouthPark (4300 Sharon
Road) will receive $35 off a new pair of Allen Edmonds shoes purchased
at these locations. For information on store hours and inventory, call
Paul Simon Co. at 704-372-6824 (Myers Park) and at 704-366-4523 (The
Village at SouthPark). For questions about the program, call Elizabeth
Hyland at 704-332-5822, x223.

All donated shoes will be contributed to Jacob's Ladder's – a
Charlotte non-profit organization that specializes in breaking the
cycle of chronic unemployment through job readiness and related
services – two "A Perfect Fit" clothing boutiques at its headquarters
at 2304 The Plaza and at its new Jacob's Ladder West location at 2201
Caronia Street.

"We are excited about supporting Jacob's Ladder Job Center and doing
something that brings the community together to help people get a step
ahead out of poverty," said Paul Simon, owner of Paul Simon Co.
"Having a professional pair of shoes for an interview can change a job
seeker's life. We encourage people to step up and be a part of that
change by bringing in gently used shoes."

"At Jacob's Ladder we empower clients to step into success so we are
thrilled about this partnership with Paul Simon," said Steffi Travis,
executive director of Jacob's Ladder. "Shoes are among our most needed
items in our 'A Perfect Fit' boutiques, which provide clients with the
right professional attire to make a good first impression and succeed
in the job search."

For more information and other donated item needs for "A Perfect Fit,"
call Elizabeth Hyland at 704-332-5822, x223 or visit

About Paul Simon Co.
Started in 1975, Charlotte-based Paul Simon Co. is a locally owned
clothing store with two locations in Myers Park and one in SouthPark.
It specializes in a high level of service and selection with custom
clothes and personal collections for men and women. Visit http://paulsimonco.comfor
more information.

About Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder Job Center, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit,
which helps unemployed and underemployed people find and keep living
wage jobs. A member of the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, Jacob's Ladder
was founded in 1998 as a compassionate response to the Welfare-to-Work
movement and to chronic unemployment Charlotte's urban communities.
For more information, visit or call

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