Gently used shoes you collect get funneled to developing countries, where people start small businesses to sell them.
By selling shoes, business owners have money to provide for their family—and people who need shoes the most get them at a price they can afford.
Funds generated through our micro-enterprise program allow us to use 100% of donor contributions for direct assistance and disaster relief programs in all 50 states.
Protect the environment.
By repurposing discarded shoes and clothing, you keep them out of landfills and help promote sustainability.
Collect 10,000 pairs of shoes, and Soles4Souls will organize a free distribution event in collaboration with a nonprofit organization in your community.
Since 2006, our amazing supporters have diverted 51 million pounds of shoes and clothing from landfills. Host a drive focused on the environmental impact of textile waste.
Collect 25,000 pairs of shoes to help people around the globe and earn a trip for two to distribute new shoes.
Band together with your Scout buddies and collect shoes as a service project.
Many of the business owners in our micro-enterprise program are women. Gather your girlfriends and host a drive to help women around the globe step out of poverty.
Do a church-wide shoe drive to create positive change for impoverished people in developing countries.
All of the shoes from your drive will go into micro-enterprise programs in developing countries around the world. These programs serve as long-term opportunities to break the cycle of poverty for those in need. When the shoes arrive, they are sorted and, together with our partners, we determine where they need to be sent to make the most impact.
We accept all styles, types and sizes of shoes, as long as they are gently worn!
Yes, we do accept mismatched shoes.
Once you register, you will receive a list of our drop off locations and instructions to utilize our free shipping if needed.
No. Feel free to use whatever appropriate shipping boxes you have available to you. Size doesn't matter. Most places like your local grocery store and retail shops usually have plenty of boxes that they could donate free of charge.
Yes, we offer one hour of service for every 20 pairs of shoes collected.