Our Impact

    Wearing Out Poverty through Short Term Relief & Long Term Solutions

    Short Term Relief

    Everyone deserves a good pair of shoes.


    Since 2006 Soles4Souls has collected and distributed 26 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S.
    Every day children are prevented from attending school, adults are unable to work. Walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes provides relief today so thousands can succeed tomorrow.

    Providing hope in times of distress.


    Soles4Souls was founded as a disaster relief organization after philanthropists and shoe executives provided footwear to those most impacted by The Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Soles4Souls was officially formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2006.
    We continue to act as second wave responders providing footwear and clothing to those In need during times of disaster.

    Long Term Solutions

    The shoes you no longer want create opportunity many need.


    Our micro-enterprise model provides entrepreneurs the ability to start small businesses by providing a steady supply of high-quality, low-cost product; a powerful and sustainable way for people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

    Shoes keep people healthy, happy and thriving.


    In many developing nations, walking is the primary mode of transportation. Every day millions are exposed to unsanitary conditions that lead to diseases such as hookworm, threadworm and the dreaded Tunga Penetrans, or “jiggers”. These diseases may lead to sickness, even death. They also keep children out of school leaving them without an education and continuing the cycle of poverty.
    With your help, we can provide a life-changing solution: a good pair of shoes.

    Don’t throw away a good opportunity.


    Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of textiles per person per year. The EPA estimates only 15% is donated or recycled. We keep shoes and clothing out of landfills and instead provide opportunity to thousands of entrepreneurs.

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