A natural disaster can be devastating, especially for those already in need.
Loss of belongings
A natural disaster can leave families and individuals with nothing, including basic necessities such as shoes and clothing.
Loss of dignity
Without shoes and clothing, many won’t have the basics they need to attend work or school.
Loss of hope
For people who live on the margins, a disaster can set them back even further leaving them feeling hopeless and discouraged.
New shoes and clothes help people rebuild from the ground up.
Fulfilling basic needs and providing comfort, hope and dignity.
“I came to get some items because I don’t have anything…I lost it all in the flood. It’s extremely meaningful that people show love for each other and that there is someone reaching out to us who don’t have anything.”
-Lonnell Brister – Baton Rouge Flood Victim
“When Soles4Souls responds to a natural disaster with shoes for those in need, our students’ basic needs are met, enabling them to return to life as it was before the storm.”
Elda I. Hernandez – Immokalee Foundation
“The opportunity to provide shoes, it’s a lot more than a pair of shoes and that’s what I want people to understand. That pair of shoes gives people hope.”
Enrique Mendoza – Carlos Beltran Foundation, Puerto Rico
Together, we can help people get back on their feet.
Here’s how it works:
Soles4Souls procures new shoe and clothing donations from retailers and manufacturers.
Shoes and clothing are sent to Soles4Souls for processing. Product is sorted and made ready for distribution.
Registered nonprofit partners such as churches, shelters and disaster relief organizations work with Soles4Souls to receive much-needed shoes and clothing.
Donated products are distributed to those affected by a disaster. The gift of new shoes and clothing help men, women and children live healthier, happier lives.