Start a shoe drive.
Do more good.

Here’s some great news: hosting a shoe drive is a simple and effective way to provide opportunity for people in need and safeguard the environment.

Multiply your impact with a Soles4Souls Canada shoe drive.

Most people own many more pairs of shoes than they wear. By hosting a shoe drive, you put all of that unused footwear to work—literally!

Create opportunity

Gently used shoes you collect get funneled to low-income countries, where people start small businesses to sell them.

Generate income.

By selling shoes, business owners have money to provide for their family—and people who need shoes the most get them at a price they can afford.

Provide relief.

Funds generated through our 4Opportunity program allow us to use 100% of donor contributions for direct assistance and disaster relief programs in Canada and around the world.

Protect the environment.

By repurposing discarded shoes and clothing, you divert them from landfills and help promote sustainability.

Hosting a shoe drive is easy and fun.


Choose a pre-designed drive or customize your own.


A Soles4Souls representative will provide all the resources you need to invite people to participate and to maximize your impact.


Box up your shoes and deliver or ship them to one of our warehouses.

“I have a very full schedule and wanted to do some flexible volunteer work. A family friend had done this fundraiser several years ago, and we contributed at that time. I decided to follow in her footsteps. She gave me tips, and many people were happy to contribute to this fantastic fundraiser! It felt great to help in some small way.”

- Sophie (shoe drive participant), Alberta, Canada

Choose your drive

You can choose to start one of these types of shoe drives, or customize your own!


Collect 10,000 pairs of shoes, and Soles4Souls will organize a free shoe event in collaboration with a nonprofit organization in your community.

25k Drive

Collect 25,000 pairs of shoes to help people around the globe and earn a trip for two (excluding airfare) to provide new shoes.

Create Your Own

No matter how many pairs of shoes you want to donate, you can create a custom drive and help create opportunity for people all over the world.

You have questions, and we have answers.

Planning a shoe drive is easier than you think! We’ll help you every step of the way.

All of the shoes from your drive will go into our 4opportunity programs in low-income countries around the world. These programs serve as long-term opportunities to break the cycle of poverty for those in need. When the shoes arrive, they are sorted and, together with our partners, we determine where they need to be sent to make the most impact.

We accept all styles, types and sizes of shoes, as long as they are gently worn!

Yes, we accept mismatched shoes, as long as they can be paired.

Once you register, you will receive a list of our drop off locations and instructions.

Yes, we offer one hour of service for every 25 pairs of shoes collected.

Still have questions?

Don't worry! One of our friendly team members will be happy to answer those.