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Sneakers for Soldiers is gaining national recognition.

On July 22, 2019, we were featured on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir on his America Strong segment. Thank you to everyone who tuned in, helped share our story, and made donations for our deployed troops.  

After the overwhelming response from David Muir’s American Strong segment on July 22, 2019, he ran a follow-up story which aired the next day.

Over Memorial Day Weekend of 2018, FOX 29’s Bill Anderson (For Goodness’ Sake) filmed the tagging and packaging of the first shipment of 21 shoes going to an Army Infantry Platoon in Afghanistan.

Kristen Smith’s Top 30 TV story followed.

When we became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia, helped bring awareness to our mission.

The secret is out…Hagar Chemali has a CRUSH on Sneakers for Soldiers! You may recognize Hagar who has held positions such as National Security/Foreign Affairs TV Commentator, former Spokesperson for the U.S. Treasury Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, and Director of Communications for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She has appeared on major networks including MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox News, and BBC News.

Awards and Acknowledgement 

Phillies Charities Inc. Recognizes Sneakers for Soldiers at their annual Giving Tuesday Holiday Party

December 2019

Sneakers for Soldiers was among thirty-five organizations in PA, NJ, DE and in areas near the Phillies minor league affiliates that were awarded a grant to help continue their charitable efforts.

Deborah Hausladen, President and Co Founder, spoke about the impact Sneakers for Soldiers has had on deployed combat troops and what the Phillies Charities’ generosity will mean to our service members.

Click Here for a complete release from Phillies Charities Inc.

Sneakers for Soldiers Becomes Grant Thornton’s Second Purple Paladin

December 2019

Sneakers for Soldiers is honored to be chosen by Grant Thornton US as their second Purple Paladin, a program to assist newly-established nonprofits who are making a strong impact. 

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The Santander Bank Community Quarterback Program Honors Deborah Hausladen’s Efforts

November 2019

The Santander Bank Community Quarterback Program, in partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles, honors those who exemplify a commitment to improving their communities. Deborah Hausladen, along with nine other individuals, was recognized for her efforts with Sneakers for Soldiers.

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Philadelphia Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars

March 2019

The Bronze Patrick Henry Medallion Award was awarded by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars to John and Deborah Hausladen. Their patriotic efforts in establishing the Sneakers for Soldiers program, supplying athletic shoes for deployed troops, was recognized at the March 2019 Members Luncheon.

The FOP Lodge 5 Auxiliary in Philadelphia

September 2018

The FOP Lodge 5 Auxiliary recognizes the importance of supporting our troops abroad.