Badge and E&J's Designer Shoe Outlet Present "The Thrill of the Heel" Benefiting Non-Profit Homeward Bound

Top Quote and E&J's Designer Shoe Outlet combine forces for a fundraising event supporting Homeward Bound; non-profit organization supporting women and children victims of domestic violence and homelessness. End Quote
  • Phoenix-Mesa, AZ (1888PressRelease) September 24, 2008 - Women are invited to shop for shoes and socialize for a wonderful cause.

    Ready to put your best foot forward in the name of charity? On October 23rd, will be joining forces with E & J’s Designer Shoe Outlet in Scottsdale to present “The Thrill of the Heel,” an incredible evening of shopping, a runway show, prizes, wine tastings, and more, with 20% of the proceeds from all shoe sales being donated to Homeward Bound, the Arizona-based charity aiding families with children affected by domestic violence and homelessness.

    “The Thrill of the Heel” will also offer one lucky party-goer the chance to become E & J’s newest leg model for print and web campaigns; auditions will be held during the runway show. In addition, shoppers can enter raffles to win prizes like the SMW Swag Bag while sampling fine wines and nibbling gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Guests can also bid on select charity items like the Ah Ring from, a 14k white gold stunner adorned with sparkling diamonds designed for single-and-proud gals; proceeds from the auction will also benefit Homeward Bound.

    Event Details and Highlights:

    Event Location: E & J's Designer Shoe Outlet, Pima Crossing Shopping Center, 8666 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ
    Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008
    Time: 6:30pm–9pm
    RSPV: Required for event and runway auditions at:

    •20% of all Shoe Sales Benefits Homeward Bound
    •Shoe Runway Show
    •Be E & J’s Next Leg Model! Strut your stuff in the latest shoe fashions and you could be chosen as E&J’s new model. RSVP online at now to reserve your spot on the catwalk.
    •"SMW Swag Bag” Raffle. Buy a $5 ticket and you could win a swag bag stuffed with books, beauty products, gift certificates, and more! Additional prizes will be raffled off every 30 minutes. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Homeward Bound
    •Wine Tasting and Hors d'oeuvres provided by Javinos Restaurant.

    “The Thrill of the Heel” will be the first of many anticipated shopping parties hosted by, the online community for single women that is headquartered in Phoenix. Partnering with E & J’s Designer Shoes was a natural fit, as both are Arizona-based businesses committed to fostering a fun atmosphere for women while helping the community at large. Homeward Bound was selected as the beneficiary of the event in recognition of its important work helping at-risk youths and families affected by homelessness and domestic violence find affordable housing, receive educations, and turn their lives around.

    “We at are thrilled to not only be hosting this fantastic event for women with E & J’s, but also to have the opportunity to support a vital organization like Homeward Bound,” says Allison O’Connor, founder of the site. “We look forward to reaching out to more charities on both the local and national level.”

    About Single Minded, LLC:
    Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Single Minded, LLC was founded in 2007 by Allison O'Connor and Christine Whelan. Offering practical advice, contains vital information every single woman can use to enhance her lifestyle. Whether single by choice or circumstance, women ranging in ages from 25-55; and from a variety of backgrounds will find inspirational ideas and how-to examples that enable them to improve their “single life.” Topic categories include travel, health, career, relationships, fashion and beauty, and single parenting. For more information on, contact info ( @ ) singlemindedwomen dot com or visit SingleMindedWomen dot com dot

    About E & J’s Designer Shoes:
    With locations throughout Arizona and California, Phoenix-based E & J’s Designer Shoes boasts an unparalleled selection of designer and name-brand footwear for women and men. From bargain “Red Dot” sales items to hot-off-the-runway couture styles, E & J’s warehouse-style setting is home to literally thousands of shoes for all sizes, tastes, and budgets. Visit for more information.

    About Homeward Bound:
    Homeward Bound is a 12-to 24-month transitional housing program that assists families with children to achieve long-term self-sufficiency and break the cycles of homelessness, welfare and domestic violence. In addition to housing, Homeward Bound provides affordable housing, case management, employment assistance, mental health counseling, and life skill classes including budgeting, parenting, and home maintenance. In addition, the agency provides affordable childcare, and wellness and dental services to client families.

    Homeward Bound is a program model designed for families willing to work towards repairing their lives and becoming self-sufficient. Of families graduating from Homeward Bound, 95% successfully complete the program, including 10% who purchase their own homes. Founded in 1990, Homeward Bound is now the largest provider of transitional housing for homeless and domestic violence families in Arizona. Homeward Bound is a “hand up, not a hand out.” Find out more: or 602-263-7654

    For more information on “The Thrill of the Heel” event or to schedule an interview, please contact:
    Mary Beth Stern
    Public Relations
    PH 602.212.2499
    mbstern ( @ ) cox dot net

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