Every day children are prevented from attending school,
adults are unable to work. Walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes
provides relief in many developing nations around the globe, in times of
disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the United States and Canada.
Soles4Souls was founded as a disaster relief organization after philanthropists and shoe
executives provided footwear to those most impacted by The Indian Ocean tsunami
in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Soles4Souls was officially formed as a
501(c)(3) non-profit in 2006. We continue to act as second wave responders
providing footwear and clothing to those In need during times of disaster.
The shoes you no longer want create opportunity many need.
Our micro-enterprise model provides entrepreneurs the ability to start small
businesses by providing a steady supply of high-quality, low-cost product; a
powerful and sustainable way for people to lift themselves and their families
out of poverty.
Shoes keep people healthy, happy and thriving.
In many developing nations, walking is the primary mode of transportation. Every day
millions are exposed to unsanitary conditions that lead to diseases such as
hookworm, threadworm, “jiggers” and podoconiosis. These diseases may lead to
sickness, even death. They also keep children out of school leaving them
without an education and continuing the cycle of poverty. With your help, we can
provide a life-changing solution: a good pair of shoes.
Don’t throw away a good opportunity.
Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of textiles per person per year. The
EPA estimates only 15% is donated or recycled. We keep shoes and clothing out
of landfills and instead provide opportunity to thousands of entrepreneurs.