We’re collecting used shoes 4thePlanet! (And for people, too!)
Every year in the U.S., we toss 300 million pairs of shoes. Sometimes that’s because they’re too worn to wear. More often, though, they’ve just overstayed their welcome and we’re ready for something new.
The trouble is, most of our discarded shoes wind up in landfills. And the shock-absorbent insoles of some tennis shoes can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
At Soles4Souls, we’re protecting the environment by putting used goods to good use and turning shoes and clothing into opportunity.
Through our micro-enterprise program, we equip women in developing countries to start and sustain small businesses through the sale of shoes. Shoes that YOU donate. We’re also able to provide new shoes to people in need.