January 15, 2012
We understand you have a choice when donating your unwanted footwear. There are many places to send them and many ways to help those in need. At Soles4Souls, we work to make the biggest impact with each and every pair. For every $1 or pair of shoes donated, we can send someone a pair. Here’s how it works:
Micro-Enterprise: We use your unwanted shoes to support micro-business initiatives in developing nations. We don’t give a hand out, but provide individuals a hand up – a way to support themselves and their families. As they say, “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day – teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.”
Recycling: We give your unwanted shoes a 2nd life. The shoes with life left in them are cleaned and given to someone else in need in the U.S. and around the world.
Sustainability: We are 100% sustainable. No shoes we receive are thrown away or end up in landfills.
Health: The shoes protect children from hookworm, a life-threatening illness.
Protection & Mobility: Shoes enable the walking population in developing nations
Marketing & Promotion Support: Become the hero in your community. When you donate to Soles4Souls or host a benefiting event, we do what we can to make sure your community knows about it.
Tax Benefits: Save money! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all donations are tax deductible.
Program & Donor Assistance: We help you from start to finish. You receive personal customer service attention and step-by-step support to maximize the impact of your project.
Experience: Join Soles4Souls on a trip. See where we distribute the shoes we receive and even help us give the shoes to people in need. Look for shoe collection challenges throughout the year to earn an opportunity to join us on a trip for free!