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Insights

  • The World Bank estimates that 736 million people live on less than $1.90 per day; 385 million are children. Many don’t have access to a sustainable job or resources to provide for themselves. Meanwhile many simply can’t afford adequate shoes and clothing and are left vulnerable to disease. Children often don’t meet uniform requirements in order to attend school and are at risk of falling behind and unable to receive an education.

 

  • In the United States, 12.7% of the population lives below the poverty line according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2016 estimates. When we can help provide a pair of shoes, we’re helping bridge the economic gap. For these families, a new pair of shoes provides dignity and hope.

 

  • Shoes4Everyone (through its partnership with Sole4Souls) work directly with over 1,200 domestic and international non-profits to distribute free shoes and clothing to people in need and in times of disaster.

 

  • On average, Americans throw away 70 pounds of textiles (shoes and clothing) per person, per year. That adds up to 21 billion pounds of unnecessary waste added to our landfills. The EPA estimates that only 15% of clothing and footwear in the U.S., is recycled, leaving the remaining 85% in our landfills

 

  • In many developing countries, walking is a primary mode of transportation. Each day millions face the dangers of cuts, fungus, contaminated soil and insect bites that lead to infection, disease, amputation and death. Providing safe, sturdy shoes could help end this cycle.

The attitude of everyday kindness is everyday stuff like a pair of sneakers. Not Frilly. Not Fancy. Just plain and comfortable.

Barbara Johnson

Upcoming Events

Back To School Shoe Drive
When
Jul 24, 7:00 AM
Where
Smyrna,
Smyrna, GA, USA

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