Each Fall, we run our Annual Shoe Collection in the Washington, DC area. The benefits of the shoe collection 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 email@example.com. SSL hours are provided for students. There are also opportunities to schedule a drive in YOUR area. Email us for more info.