Haiti has been on our minds nonstop since the devastating earthquake last week, but now that donations have been made to some worthy charities, we are stuck with what else can we do?
What else? Donate shoes.
Soles4Souls has partnered with Foot Solutions to try to get as many gently-worn shoes as possible to the people of Haiti. From little sneakers for a child, to sturdy work boots for an adult clearing rubble, all types of basic footwear are needed except probably snow boots. But, if you have those, send them along since Soles4Souls will be sure to find a home for those somewhere else.
I have donated shoes to this organization before, and it feels great to know that those barely-worn sandals my toddler outgrew in a month, or the running sneakers I hardly ever use will serve their purpose. They will even take half-pairs if your dog made a meal out of its mate. It makes me happy to know that even if we can’t all make a big monetary donation, there’s still something great to be done. -Christina
To find a drop-off location near you, just go to Soles4Souls and check for a location. Or, if you want to do a larger collection among friends or neighbors, you can ship them to one of their warehouse locations.