Annual Shoe Collection

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Each fall, we run a shoe collection drive in the Washington, DC area. The benefits of the shoe drive are three-fold:

  • Shoes are kept out of landfills, preventing hazardous chemical contamination
  • Shoes create microenterprise in developing countries, providing opportunities for impoverished families to earn a living
  • RI earns funds for every pair of shoes collected to fund our programs

It’s a win-win-win!

Over the last four years, we have kept over 36,000 pairs of shoes from landfills, and have raised over $15,000 to help fund RI Preparatory School.

If you, your organization, community group, or business would like to participate, email SSL hours are provided for students. There are also opportunities to schedule a drive in YOUR area!  Email us for more info.

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