Donate your sneakers to someone less privileged than you.
You might own a ton of sneakers, but there are people out there who have it tougher. Here are two shoe donation drives in Singapore that run till mid-April that you could donate your shoes to.
According to the Huffington Post, around 300 million people worldwide live without footwear, resulting in a number of dangerous accidents, especially amongst children. You can help alleviate the number of such accidents by donating a pair or two of your gently used shoes to these two shoe donation drives:
Sole4Souls, the non-profit social enterprise based in Tennessee, America, is running a shoe drive in Singapore. The organization aims to collect 25,000 pairs of gently used shoes to be distributed to children and adults worldwide.
Bear in mind that someone else will inherit and wear these shoes, so not any shoe will do. Please only send in lightly used shoes – sneakers, sports shoes, fashion and work shoes such as non-slip shoes used in the nursing and food service industries. Soles4Souls will not accept high heels, single shoes, slippers, Uggs, and fashion boots, damaged shoes and shoes without laces.
Date: March 27 to April 14
Time: 10am – 5pm, Mondays to Fridays
Venue: 203 Kallang Bahru, Million Building (Singapore, 339340)
More information here.
Clarks Shoe Donation Drive
Upgrade your shoes for less when you donate to the Clarks shoe donation drive. Those who donate to the Clarks shoe drive will receive a 30% discount on a brand new pair of Clarks shoes at selected Clarks stores.
The shoes collected will go to The Salvation Army, an organization that provides shelter, humanitarian aid, and affordable clothing through its charity shops worldwide.
Additionally, Clarks will donate S$5 for every pair of shoes donated between March 27 to April 2 to The Salvation Army Family Support Services.
The Clarks shoe drive currently accepts shoes of all brands and types including sneakers, heels, sandals, and boots as long as they are in good, working condition. No slippers, please.
Date: March 27 to April 23
Venue: Clarks @ ION Orchard (#B2-22 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn)
Clarks @ Jem (#01-24, 50 Jurong Gateway)
Clarks Originals @ Paragon (#03-12, Paragon Shopping Centre)
Clarks @ Suntec City (#02-461, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard)
More information here.