One of the ways Empty Desk Solutions (EDS) is giving back in 2019 is by sponsoring Ruben’s Shoes Summer Social event, alongside The Spirit Foundation

Summer Social 


Join us on September 25th to help raise money for Ruben’s Shoes. Enjoy burgers, beer, prizes, raffles, fun, and the joy of giving back at Ruben’s Shoes End of Summer Social!

*Every person who attends is entered into a draw for an apple iWatch donated by Rave Technologies.


Event Details:

→ Who: The Spirit Foundation, Ruben’s Shoes, our Sponsors and Partners, and YOU

→ What: Burger and beer night—enjoy copious amounts of fun as always with others just like you doing good in our community! There will also be raffles, door prizes, and a silent auction

→ Where: John B Pub – 100 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC

→ When: Sept 25th at 6pm

→ Why: To help us raise money for Ruben’s Shoes


Give Shoes. Give Education. Give Opportunity. Give Change.


*Donate online at: 

Tax receipts will be issued. A minimum donation of $50 is required to attend the event. 

Once you have donated online, please email the donation confirmation to Wayne, Sharon, or Dara:


What is Ruben’s Shoes? 


Currently there are over 60 million children around the world who are not in school. In many countries, children are unable to attend school unless they have a pair of shoes; an expense that many families are unable to afford.

Solving this problem is why Ruben’s Shoes was created!

In December of 2012, Kelly Strongitharm, co-founder of Three Sixty Financial Group, had the honour and privilege of meeting Ruben, the boy she had been sponsoring through World Vision for the past 7 years.

Upon meeting Ruben and his family, Kelly felt an immediate connection despite having to communicate with them through a translator. Learning about how radically different life in the Dominican is, Kelly felt compelled to do something to give back to the community that affected her life so profoundly and thus Ruben’s Shoes was born.

The Ruben’s Shoes Society believes that every child should have access to an Education. Ruben’s Shoes believes that all children are the same and every single child around the world should have access to the same opportunities, regardless of where they were born or where they live. 

Ruben’s Shoes collects gently used shoes to help provide access to education for children. They also invest in projects that deliver education, both locally and globally. Their mission is to deliver access to education around the world to the millions of children living without it. Their vision is to empower the next generation of leaders, both locally and globally, and put an end to extreme poverty once and for all!


Why Shoes?


In countries like the Dominican Republic, without shoes kids can’t go to school. Ruben’s Shoes gives a pair of shoes a second life by sending donated, gently used shoes to children struggling against these circumstances.

 Ruben’s Shoes End of Summer Social


Donate your shoes today!


Thank you to all of Ruben’s Shoes End of Summer Social’s sponsors and supporters 


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Brittany Hardy ⎜ Owner

Brittany Hardy is the Owner of Empty Desk Solutions, a boutique marketing company located in Port Moody B.C.
Brittany is passionate about helping small businesses achieve their growth goals with marketing solutions that are both effective and affordable.
After many years of working in retail management, Brittany went on to become the Marketing Manager for Dominion Lending, Canada’s largest mortgage company. Brittany then decided it was time to pursue a life-long goal of creating her own business.  Inherently, Brittany likes to help people and decided there was no better way to do this than to use her creative talent to lift up others who want to do the same thing.
The mother of three young children, Brittany believes in balancing work and home life and continues to find new ways to support and employ other mothers who want to start their own businesses or stay at home with their children.
Social media marketing continues to evolve, and Brittany and her team are passionate about helping small businesses navigate how they can benefit from these networks.
Brittany has been a finalist for the Women of Worth awards, the Tri-Cities Business Excellence awards, and has most recently been featured in Small Business BC and the Huffington Post.

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