10 Steps to Coordinating a Successful 'Gently Worn' or New Shoe Drive
- Contact Shoes for Africa at 404-438-1991. A Shoes for Africa representative will communicate with you via phone or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to cover shoe drive details.
- Secure a date to begin. Most shoe drives last around four weeks.
- Secure your drop-off locations at your place of worship, school, office or other facility. Secure a location to process the shoes (warehouse, gym, community building, etc.).
- Shoes for Africa can provide sample promotional materials such as posters, flyers for you to help promote your shoe drive.
- Suggest a $1 or $2.00 donation per pair to offset shipping cost.
- Feel free to use your local TV, radio, and newspaper to publicize the shoe drive.
- Process the collected shoes by placing a rubber band around each pair and place in boxes for shipping.
- Contact us for how to ship your shoes to us for transport to our warehouse.
- We will process the shoes and ship domestically/internationally.
- Publicize your results and express appreciation for everyone's participation.
Donate Cash for Freight
We are ALWAYS in need of cash for sending shipping containers around the world. You can donate online and receive a full tax credit for the donation.
Join Us on a Socio/Economic Trip
We want you to come with us to see how you can make a real difference in the lives of people all over the world. Join us in our Close-up and Personal Tour to Senegal, West Africa. Contact us to receive more information.
Every contribution is important to us whether it is 50 pairs or 50,000 pairs. People across North America are collecting shoes and shipping them to us. We ask that all donors (companies, retailers, individuals, etc.) absorb the shipping cost to our warehouse facility.