If you are looking for another great way to help those in need, consider donating your used shoes. Below is a list of organizations that would love to receive your (and your family's) old shoes.
:: Dress for Success (Locations in US and worldwide)
Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Looking for interview and work appropriate shoes for women.
:: Career Gear (NY with affiliates all over US)
Career Gearpromotes the economic independence of low-income men by providing financial literacy training, a network of support, professional attire, career development tools, job-readiness and essential life-skills training that help men enter the workforce, stay employed and become role models and mentors to their families an communities. Looking for interview and work appropriate shoes for men.
:: Soles4Souls (Nashville with collection sites all over US)
Soles4Souls fights poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. All types of shoes welcome.
:: ShareYourSoles (Chicago)
ShareYourSoles provides pairs of shoes to desperately impoverished people throughout the world. All types of shoes welcome.
:: PlanetAid (Maryland with collection sites in 18 states)
PlanetAid keeps old sneakers, sandals, and other footwear out of the landfill and resells them (at a very low cost) in developing countries to boost income for secondhand shoe vendors and those that repair them.
Do you know of other organizations accepting gently-used shoes?
Let us know in the comments!