Collecting Gently-Worn Shoes to Help Soles4Souls Fight Global Poverty
One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need, which is why we have launched an in-store shoe drive to collect pairs of new or gently-worn shoes.
The shoes will be delivered to Soles4Souls–a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Founded in 2006, the organization has distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and gently-worn shoes in 127 countries.
The shoes are sold for an average of $1 per pair to non-profit partners in developing countries, that provide business training to local entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs purchase the shoes and are then able to start businesses of their own selling the product in their local marketplaces. This allows entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn a sustainable income, and ultimately purchase necessities like food, shelter and education.
Between July 30th and August 12th, bring your new or gently-worn shoes of any kind to your local Uniform Advantage retail store.