The public is invited to participate in a shoe drive to raise funds for habitats for the animal ambassadors of Safari Junction. Donations of gently worn, used and new shoes will be accepted. The amount of money raised is determined by the total weight of the shoes collected.
All donated shoes will be redistributed to microenterprise partners through Funds2Orgs, a for profit social enterprise, and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start their own businesses.
In the US alone, over 600 million pairs of shoes are thrown away per year. The materials used to manufacture a pair of shoes are created from chemical compounds that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills. By donating your gently worn, used and news shoes to Safari Junction your shoes are given a second chance to make a difference.
Bring your gently used or new shoes to Safari Junction from July 15, 2018 to October 14, 2018. Bring them during business hours or call to schedule a time to drop them off. Ask your friends, family or co-workers if they have shoes to donate as well.
Below you will find a press release about the shoe drive and a printable flyer so that you can share the information. You will also find a file that will help you understand what type of shoes we can accept. Don't worry about rubber bands, we have those.