Where to Donate Shoes

You wouldn’t think it but donated shoes are in demand.

Did you know that 1 in 5 American children is in desperate need of shoes? Remember, do not donate shoes that are falling apart, damaged or worn down.

Below you’ll find some places in the US where you can donate your shoes.

Where to donate shoes:

  • Soles4Souls
    Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Visit www.soles4souls.org
  • Shoes That Fit
    Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty by giving kids in need new shoes to attend school with dignity and joy. Visit www.shoesthatfit.org
  • Share Your Soles
    Share Your Soles collect gently worn and new shoes and distribute them to those in the greatest of need around the world. Visit www.shareyoursoles.org
  • Goodie Two Shoes
    The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes. Visit www.goodietwoshoes.org
  • The Salvation Army
    You can donate your unwanted shoes to The Salvation Army. Your donated shoes will stock the Salvation Army store, or to provide shoes for those who use the Salvation Army’s homeless shelters. They offer free pickups. Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org
  • Dress for Success
    Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence. They accept shoe donations in order to help with their mission. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org
  • Homeless Shelters
    Donate your unwanted shoess to your local homeless shelter. Be sure to call ahead to find out how they like to accept their donations, sometimes they prefer them to be bagged, boxed, or mailed in. Find your nearest homeless shelter via www.homelesssheltersusa.org
  • Goodwill
    You can donate your shoes to Goodwill who will resell them in their stores. Proceeds will fund job training and placement programs for those who face unemployment challenges, such as the disabled. Visit www.goodwill.org
  • St. Vincent de Paul
    Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or “Vincentians” ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. By donating your clothes to St. Vincent de Paul, you can help provide direct help to the poor in the local communities throughout the United States. Visit www.svdpusa.org

Tip: be sure to clean your shoes before you donate them!