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Strathcona County Hosts Year-Round Shoe Drive

January 31, 2018

Four years ago, a local Strathcona County resident in Canada started the Alberta chapter of Soles4Souls when she discovered there was a need to keep running shoes out of the landfill. After a year of collecting shoes, the project expanded quickly, so she collaborated with Erin Wildeboer, Waste Diversion Program Liaison for the utilities department...

Helping Women in Need Step Toward a Brighter Future

January 29, 2018

Soles4Souls teamed up with Toronto non-profit, Sistering to distribute 400 pairs of Ardene shoes donated by the Ardene Foundation. Sistering is a multi-service agency supporting women who experience first hand the impact of marginalization and poverty. They may be homeless, or are at risk of becoming homeless. They are a diverse group, from 16 to...

My Promise to You

December 26, 2017

From the blog of our president and CEO, Buddy Teaster When I first started my journey with Soles4Souls a little more than five years ago, I knew I would dread asking for money. Asking for shoes and clothes…no problem. But the thought of soliciting a financial contribution—that made me sweat. In person, it still does....