1.2 billion people around the world live in extreme poverty. 400 million are children.
Many of them don’t have access to adequate footwear.
Soles4Souls is a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. They advance their anti-poverty mission in two distinct ways:
Free distribution: Through the collaboration of thousands of individuals, churches, non-profit organizations and corporate partners, Soles4Souls collects and distributes millions of shoes and hundreds of thousands of pieces of clothing.
Micro-enterprise: “Give a person a fish and they eat for a day; teach a person to fish and they eat for a lifetime.” They help those devastated by poverty attain sustainable employment by providing a steady supply of used shoes and clothing to micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries where there are few ways to generate personal income.
Since 2006 they have collected and distributed 26 million pairs of new shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S.
You can also donate to them directly at https://soles4souls.org/donate