Holding a GotSneakers shoe drive can help you raise funds for your school, club, little league team, organization or cause. It also gives you a unique opportunity to appeal to those in your community who want to help but don’t have the cash means to do so.
Perhaps even more importantly, collecting unused sneakers can have a positive impact on the world around you. Take a look at how holding a GotSneakers shoe drive can benefit your cause and the world.
Across the globe, more than 600 million people don’t own even one pair of shoes. At the same time, there are many people in the world who have sneakers that they either don’t wear anymore or have never worn.
You and your community can help close this gap with a GotSneakers shoe drive. Simply sign up with GotSneakers and you will receive a free set of collection bags that you can use to solicit old sneakers from your friends and colleagues. Once you fill up one or more collection bags, we will send you pre-paid shipping labels so you can ship the bag(s) of sneakers to us. We’ll pay you up to $3 per pair of sneakers that you can use for whatever you want!
On our end, we’ll evaluate the condition of each pair of sneakers you sent it. Some that are too worn out, will be recycled. Those that still have some wear in them will be cleaned and distributed to nations in Central America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, West Africa and more where shoes are desperately needed.
Although it seems like a small act to give up an old pair of shoes, it can have a major impact on the lives of less-fortunate individuals.
In the United States alone, 200 million pairs of shoes go to landfills every year. What’s worse is that it takes three to four decades for them to decompose. Instead of sending your old sneakers to a landfill, send them to GotSneakers to be repurposed or recycled.
While we prefer to send your old shoes off to be used by less fortunate people across the world, we also recycle shoes that are in very bad shape. When this happens the shoe materials are separated and made into new surfaces for playgrounds, running tracks and courts.
We’re a zero-waste company, so you can rest assured that your old soles will find new life in some way!
Hosting a GotSneakers shoe drive is an easy and effective way to raise money for your organization as well as help those in need. We’ll provide you with the necessary marketing and packaging materials to ensure that you have everything you need to be successful. Sign up today.