Date: OngoingOrganized By: Soles4Souls
State: TXContact: email@example.com
By hosting a shoe drive you can create community engagement, provide new opportunities for those in need AND give back to the environment. All you have to do is rally everyone you know to clean out their closets and donate their used shoes. You will pick them up from them or have places for them to drop-off.
We have branded S4S boxes you are welcome to use and place (with the placeﾒs permission) at your office, church, library, school, local business, grocery store, etc. When you finish collecting, you will bring them to the Soles4Souls Regional Donation Center in Coppell, TX. At this point you have completed your drive.
If you would like to volunteer additionally and help process the shoes in the warehouse, you can do this with or without doing a drive. You can invest as much time or as little time into your drive. We will write you a service letter if needed. Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Itﾒs estimated that 21 billion pounds of textile waste is dumped in landfills every year. That makes up more than 5% of all municipal waste generated every year.
Since 2006, Soles4Souls has diverted 23.8 million pounds of shoes and clothes from landfills and instead created meaningful economic opportunities and helped provide new shoes for those in need around the globe. Gently-worn shoes collected 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ﾒs worth of shelter for Ginette and her family in Haiti and 30 pairs of shoes can provide a yearﾒs worth of schooling for Tracyﾒs daughter in Honduras.
Skill Desired: Project Management, Handyman/Painting/Cleaning
Matching Interests: Geared for 50+ volunteers, Handicap accessible, Indoors, Family friendly, Volunteering from Home, Poverty, Environment, Disaster Relief, Community, Children & Youth
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR