Founded by Wayne Elsey in 2004, Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charitable organization that has been blogged about here previously. They are a wonderful charitable group that takes donations of your gently-used shoes and distributes them to people in need. Soles4Souls has distributed over three million pairs of shoes worldwide according to their online partner Piperlime. The shoes have been distributed in more than 60 countries, including Mexico, Honduras, Romania, Thailand, and the Sudan.
And, according to a recent Piperlime email they are currently having a collection drive. This is a great opportunity to slim down your closet of unworn styles as we move toward summer’s end and anticipate the Fall shopping season.
Simply fill an appropriately sized shipping box with your clean, unwanted, shoes; then seal and mail to:
Soles4Souls, Inc. / Piperlime
315 Airport Road
Roanoke, AL 36274
Or, you can pop over to Piperlime, and look for this banner:
It will open a window that includes the above donation address as well as a pre-addressed PDF shipping label that can be printed out and attached to your donation box for easy shipping. A tax receipt will be sent to you after the shoes are received and sorted.
For me, the timing on this is perfect. I have a box of boots which I have just recently ‘culled’ from my closet. I think that I will take another look around my closet to see if there is anything else to add for donation. Then I will drive into town to my local Post Office and send them off to someone in need.
I’d love to hear if anyone else will be doing the same.
Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.GiveShoes.org and www.Soles4Souls.org or call (866) 521-SHOE for more information.