LA CANADA (CBS) — Sport Chalet is teaming with the charity Soles4Souls to provide shoes to victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Sport Chalet is collecting shoes to support Soles4Souls’ commitment to donate footwear to the affected areas.

Beginning Friday, customers at Sport Chalet’s 55 stores can drop off a slightly worn pair of shoes. All donations will directly support relief efforts.

Soles4Souls has partnered with other organizations on the ground in Asia to transport and distribute the aid to the victims in need in Japan.

Soles4Souls, which was founded after the Asian tsunami in 2004, has continued to respond to natural disasters like the one in Japan by collecting and distributing footwear for victims.

For more information on how to get involved and donate to the victims in Haiti, visit

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