Sunday, March 4, 2007

These Boots are Made for Donating

Soles for Souls logo

In my September newsletter, I wrote about the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program for used athletic shoes.

Now here's another place to donate shoes (new or gently-worn): Soles4Souls.

We in the U.S. are quite the shoe buyers. The American Apparel and Footwear Association tells us that women and girls bought 819 million pairs of shoes (not including tennis shoes or other athletic shoes) in 2004. That means every American woman and girl purchased on average over six pairs of women's non-athletic shoes in 2004.

If you've bought shoes that wound up being a mistake, there's no point letting them clutter up your home. Please sell them or give them away; this is just one option.

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