Can you believe over 600 million shoes go into landfills in the U.S. every year?! AND the majority of these shoes can still be worn 😩 To combat this unnecessary waste and raise money for our adoption, we partnered with a really cool fundraising company to collect new and gently used shoes in exchange for funds for our adoption!
All of the shoes we collected will be kept from landfills and have been shipped around the world. Then they'll be sold by small business owners in communities in need of proper footwear. Additionally, these micro-entrepreneurs have created a path out of poverty for themselves in countries where there are limited job opportunities that pay a living wage.
Any of the shoes that were not sold will be used to make and fix products or create something new. Sometimes they're turned into insulation for homes or stuffing for car seats or furniture. Single shoes and excess scraps are sent to Pakistan where they are re-purposed.
We can still accept new and gently used shoes including:
👟 Sneakers & Athletic Shoes