23 Mar '12, 2pm

Don't toss out your old shoes - donate them to charity!

Americans throw away approximately 760,000 tons of shoes and clothing each year, according to the U.S. EPA . But Nashville-based nonprofit Soles4Souls wants to find a second life for unwanted footwear, distributing 17 million pairs of shoes to people in need in over 127 countries since 2005. Soles4Souls collects all types of shoes – sandals, sneakers and boots – in any age range, from children’s to adult sizes. New and gently worn shoes are refurbished and delivered to low-income school districts and domestic violence and homeless shelters in the U.S., as well as shipped overseas to countries like Honduras, Costa Rica, Tanzania and India. The charity also benefits survivors of natural disasters, supplying 1.3 million pairs of shoes to Haitians after the country’s devastating earthquake in 2010. The secondhand shoes not only provide protection against parasitic diseases in ...

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