Shoes 4 Kids: Love our Children, Love our Land World Record Breaking Event
Date(s) - 22 Jun 2013
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Shoes 4 Kids USA will be joining with the state initiative to reduce solid waste by collecting used shoes for recycling. They will be collecting all types of used shoes which will be redistributed through micro-enterprise partners and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain and grow an enterprise to feed, clothe and house their families. But that’s not all.
This project holds a three-fold benefit. In the U.S. alone, approximately 630 million pairs of shoes are thrown away each year. The materials used to manufacture a pair of shoes are created from chemical compounds, the kind that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills. By donating shoes to Shoes 4 Kids, what would have gone into landfills will be repurposed and given a second chance to make a difference in a developing country. Thirdly, Shoes 4 Kids USA will receive funds to buy new shoes for children in need in Central Florida.
We are calling on everyone in our community to gather up their unwanted shoes and bring them to our World Record Breaking Event. Shoes will be accepted in all conditions. Simply bring them to the south parking lot at 1199 Clay Street in Winter Park on June 22 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The parking lot can be accessed off of Par Street next to I-4. Additionally shoe donations can be made throughout the month of June at collection boxes throughout Central Florida. For a list of collection sites, please visit Shoes 4 Kids USA.