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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Re-use Your Shoes: Shoe Charitiy

Re-use Your Shoes is a charitable group in Bucks County with drop boxes to collect donations of unwanted shoes. They accept shoes in any condition. Good, wearable shoes are passed to people in need. Shoes deemed “beyond wearable” are donated to Nike’s recycling program. Nike grinds up the soles of sneakers to make a material used for playground bases. Each month, the organization donates more than 6,000 pairs of shoes to local organizations. Beneficiaries include the Bethesda Project, a men’s homeless shelter in Philadelphia, and Laurel House, a sanctuary for female domestic abuse victims and their children in Norristown. Additionally, Libertae, is a program that helps women transition to the work force after overcoming drug addiction, receives dress shoes so the women have appropriate attire to wear to job interviews.

1 comment:

Helen@Soft Leather Baby Shoes said...

I wondered what happened to shoes which were unwearable when they went to be recycled. I was only asking my husband the question yesterday!