Ever thought about the POWER of a pair of shoes?
Since Soles4Souls began in 2006, they’ve distributed over 35 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. But EVERY SINGLE ONE of those pairs makes a difference in people’s lives. Watch the video and see how!
Soles4Souls Canada is Wearing Out Poverty by providing short-term relief and long-term solutions.
Short Term Relief
Everyone deserves a good pair of shoes.
Every day children are prevented from attending school, adults are unable to work. Walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes provides relief in many developing nations around the globe, in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap.
Providing hope in times of distress.
Soles4Souls was founded as a disaster relief organization after philanthropists and shoe executives provided footwear to those most impacted by The Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
We continue to act as second wave responders providing footwear and clothing to those in need during times of disaster.
Long Term Solutions
The shoes you no longer want create opportunity many need.
Our micro-enterprise model provides individuals the ability to start small businesses by providing a steady supply of high-quality, low-cost product; a powerful and sustainable way for people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
Don’t throw away a good opportunity.
Canadians throw away more than 70 pounds of textiles per person per year. It is estimated that only 15% is donated or recycled. Since 2006 Soles4Souls has kept 51 million pounds of shoes and clothing out of landfills and instead created opportunities for people in need around the globe.
Shoes keep people healthy, happy and thriving.
In many developing nations, walking is the primary mode of transportation. Every day millions are exposed to unsanitary conditions that lead to diseases. These diseases may lead to sickness, even death. They also keep children out of school leaving them without an education and continuing the cycle of poverty.
With your help, we can provide a life-changing solution: a good pair of shoes.