Thursday, June 07, 2007

Share Your Soles

I just heard about this organization through my "day job" and thought that it sounded like a worthy endeavor - Share Your Soles - read on regarding their mission and how you can get involved:

The shoes we give to needy children may be the only pair they ever receive in their lives. Please be sure that the shoes you share are gently worn or new, clean and can withstand heavy wear. When selecting shoes to donate, please follow our requirements:
Children’s shoes: boy’s, girl’s and infant’s -- must be new or gently worn
Adult Shoes: Men/Women, dress shoes, and casual shoes are needed -- must be new or gently worn
Shoe types: Winter boots, Cowboy, athletic shoes, canvas shoes, sandals, school shoes, Roller Blades, Slippers, Boots, ice skates, spiked shoes, wrestling shoes.

Remember -- Go For Quality Shoe donations (in good repair) can be dropped off at any of the Share Your Soles Drop Sites or collection centers.

If there is not a drop site in your area, you can ship them directly to our Processing Center at: Share Your Soles, 11701 S. Central Alsip, IL 60803

If you have 10+ pairs of shoes, please send them directly to our Processing Center.
Used shoes and shipping costs are tax deductible ($2-$3 for each pair of shoes).

Monetary donations are also needed -Mail your contribution to:
Share Your Soles, 11701 S. Central Alsip, IL 60803-3422 (make checks payable to Share Your Soles) OR make an online donation via Paypal

Drop Sites: Shoes coming from drop sites ultimately arrive at the Share Your Soles processing center. As our foundation is expanding, we will be updating our drop site locations. Please check back to see if one is going to be in your area, or if you would like information about becoming a drop site location please feel free to contact us at

Take a minute to give us a call at (708) 448-4469 and learn about the best way to conduct a successful shoe drive.

Share Your Soles Processing Center: 11701 S. Central, Alsip, Illinois 60803, e-mail
(708) 448-4469 Fax - (708) 489-0317

Hours: Tues 10-3 & 4-8, Wed & Thurs 10-3, Sat 10-3
(708) 448-4469
Drop bin located at rear of building

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