November 4, 2011 12:54 PM

Scrutiny of founder imperils shoe charity out of North Carolina

Stop in a fitness club, shoe store or church around the Triangle and you're likely to see the purple-and-white "SOS" boxes that collect used shoes for the needy. Jennifer Pierce of Raleigh saw her nonprofit take off when a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010. But media attention now has brought something else - a spotlight on Pierce.

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