In the United States, 200,000,000 pairs of shoes end up in landfills every year. Most people throw away their used sneakers every 125-200 days without ever thinking of recycling them.
Samaritan’s Feet shoe drive fundraisers help you clean out your closet, the environment, and support Samaritan’s Feet financially. When you host a shoe drive fundraiser in your community, you help Samaritan’s Feet create a sustainable program to recycle pre-loved athletic sneakers into secondhand markets so people can access quality, preowned footwear at affordable prices. Heavily used and damaged footwear is recycled to reuse materials or convert to new energy sources.
HOW TO START A SHOE DRIVE FUNDRAISER IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page and you’ll be redirected to the registration page to complete your Shoe Drive Fundraiser sign-up. If you don’t complete the registration form, don’t worry, you’ll receive an email from us within 24 hours with more information and a registration link.
Get Your Shoe Drive Supplies
Once you register, you’ll receive an email with more information about the program and a free package with collection bag(s) with pre-labeled and pre-paid shipping labels to safely secure each bag before shipment.
Collect Shoe Donations in Your Community
Start promoting your shoe drive fundraiser to your friends, family, co-workers, community, and across your social networks and fill your bags with new sneakers! Each of your bags hold about 10-15 pair of sneakers depending on the size of the shoes donated. Here are some tips on how to host a successful shoe drive.
Ship Your Shoe Donation Bags
Ship your collected shoe donations by dropping off your full bags that are pre-labeled at any local Fed-Ex store. All shipping is FREE! You can ship one bag at a time or all of your bags at once.
Ready to start your shoe drive fundraiser?
Complete the form here to sign-up for a shoe drive. You’ll receive an email with more information after registering. At this time, we are not able to do shoe drives in HI, AK, and Puerto Rico. If you are unable to host a physical shoe drive at this time, please consider participating in our virtual shoe drive fundraiser.