Soles4Souls is on a mission to donate 50,000 pairs of shoes in 50 days — between June 1 and July 20. With 43 days to go, nearly 1,000 pairs have been donated.
The shoes go to people who need them in America and around the world. A $5 donation provides two pair of shoes. And for $25 you can sponsor a whole family and provide 10 pair!
My Sunday School class is going to organize a community-wide shoe drive for Soles4Souls next month. There are things you can do too! All summer long, Finish Line stores will give you $5 off a new pair of shoes if you bring in gently worn shoes to donate. Also, if you're a member of an organization, you can hold a fundraiser that helps your organization raise money and provides shoes for people in poverty at the same time!
Last year alone, Americans discarded more than 300 million pairs of shoes. When these shoes break down in our landfills, the toxic glue that holds the shoes together can leak into our water supply and atmosphere. Take a few minutes today to consider ways to join Soles4Souls in their mission to "Change the world, one pair at a time." The gift of shoes is a simple yet profound way to benefit people in need while helping the environment at the same time.