Just like you, people living in extreme poverty want their family to thrive.
They’re willing to work hard, but there’s a big problem: job opportunities simply don’t exist.
Your donation of pair of shoes helps save approximately pounds of carbon dioxide emissions released when new shoes are manufactured, and keeps pounds of textiles out of landfills. Your donation helps prevent unnecessary carbon emissions during the shoe manufacturing process.
Your shoes are processed at one of our 11 facilities, and then packaged and shipped overseas.
One of our international partners buys your shoes and resells them to a local micro-entrepreneur, who can resell them to earn a living.
In countries like Haiti and Honduras, pair of shoes can provide for . Your donation will help provide food, shelter, and education for families in countries like Haiti and Honduras.
Through our micro-enterprise program we send gently used shoes and clothing to entrepreneurs in developing countries, giving them the ability to start small businesses and break free from the cycle of poverty.
Nearly 270 million tons of “garbage” hits our landfills every year. By collecting discarded shoes and clothing, together we’ve kept 64 million pounds of textiles out of U.S. landfills.
Practice social distancing by maintaining a 6 ft distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting sick.
Utilize masks and gloves to protect yourself. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth covering or mask, and use gloves, when applicable.
Be sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used if no soap and water is available.
For more helpful tips, please visit the CDC’s website here.