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Opportunity Title
Shoe Drive Advocate
Great for
Accessible to those who are Pregnant
Accessible to those with special needs (Cognitive)
Accessible to those with special needs (Physical)
Adult Group
College Students
Corporations
Emergency Response
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Groups
Individuals
Internship
National Volunteer Week
Seniors (50+)
Summer Only Volunteer
Youth
Project Description

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'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 Richmond, VA. 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'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's worth of shelter for Ginette and her family in Haiti and 30 pairs of shoes can provide a year's worth of schooling for Tracy's daughter in Honduras.

 

Opportunity Type
Ongoing
Start Date    
04/16/2018
Opportunity Location
Indoor
City
Richmond
State
Virginia
Zip code
23230
Mission Areas/Types
Civic & Community
Emergency Response
Employment
Environmental
Homelessness
Poverty
Women's Issues
Max number of Volunteers
10,000
Available Spaces
9,970
# Registered
30
Geographic Location
Alexandria
Annandale
Arlington
Bethesda
Burke
Centreville
Chantilly
Clifton
Dulles
Fairfax
Fairfax Station
Falls Church
Fort Belvoir
Great Falls
Herndon
Leesburg
Lorton
Manassas
McLean
Merrifield
Mount Vernon
Oakton
Quantico
Reston
Silver Spring
Springfield
Sterling
Vienna
Virtual
Washington DC
Woodbridge
Minimum Age?
5