Your used shoes can have a second life!

It’s estimated that 21 billion pounds of textile waste are dumped in landfills every year. That makes up more than 5% of all municipal waste generated. The average U.S. citizen throws away 70 pounds of textiles per person every year. The EPA estimates only 15% is donated or recycled.

 

 

Since 2006, Soles4Souls has diverted 42 million pounds of shoes and clothing from landfills and instead created meaningful economic opportunities and helped provide new shoes for those in need around the globe.

 

Used Shoes = New Opportunities

Your gently-worn shoes help individuals start and sustain small businesses to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Here is the impact an entrepreneur can make with the sale of 1, 20 or 30 pairs of shoes.

1 pair of shoes can provide 5 meals for Marie-Ange and her family in Haiti.

20 pairs of shoes can provide a year’s worth of shelter for Ginette and her family in Haiti.

30 pairs of shoes can provide a year’s worth of schooling for Tracy’s daughter in Honduras.

Give Shoes. Give Love. Go Green.

Host a Shoe Drive
Rally the support of your community to make a larger impact. You’ll get a free toolkit after you register.
Use Zappos for Good
Donate as many gently-worn shoes and clothing items as you’d like, and Zappos for Good will ship them for free, up to 50 lbs per box.
Find a Location
There may be a convenient way for you to drop off shoes near you. Find out now!

See the Impact

 

Learn how your gently-worn shoes create real economic change.

 

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Shoe Drive Programs

 

Did you know? We offer multiple programs for hosting a shoe drive!

 

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Register to Host a Shoe Drive

After you register, you’ll get access to everything you need to start promoting your shoe drive!

 


Type of Shoe Drive

 


If I decide to host a drive, I will ship/deliver my items to Soles4Souls & understand that all shoes collected are for Soles4Souls’ mission and not to be distributed or sold to any other organization.