Start a shoe drive.
Do more good.

You want to make a difference in the world, but problems like poverty and the environment feel too big.

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 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 developing 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 micro-enterprise 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 keep them out of 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. It’s simple and free.
“Soles4Souls is more than a lesson in giving back – it’s a lesson in how easy it is to make ripple effects with small changes. It’s not just about shoes, it’s about changing lives. Actively participating in that process with my daughter has taught us both valuable life lessons and given us an opportunity to make meaningful change.”

- Holly Maddox

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 distribution 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 to distribute 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 micro-enterprise programs in developing 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.