Soles4Souls | Zappos For Good
Turning Shoes and Clothing into Opportunity
Soles4Souls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing relief, fighting poverty, and creating opportunity through shoes and clothing donations.
185,457 Pairs of Shoes
Donated in 2020
68,180 Pieces of Clothing
Donated in 2020
Souls4Souls was founded in 2006 to help with disaster relief after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Realizing the larger scale need and the impact they could make through shoes and clothing donations, Soles4Souls has evolved into helping people all over the world. Today, there are two ways in which donations are repurposed to help those in need.
Gently Used Shoes & Clothing Donations
Gently used shoes and clothing are funneled into the micro-enterprise program, which helps people create businesses to lift themselves and their families out of poverty and build communities.
What happens with micro-enterprise donations?
The donations are vetted and sold to nonprofits in developing nations to distribute to local entrepreneurs.
Product, as well as training and support, are provided to entrepreneurs to create "stores" to resell the product.
These stores, which may simply be a stand in their village marketplace, become a viable business and source of sustainable income.
New Shoes & Clothing Donations
New product donations may go to micro-entrepreneurs or they may be distributed to people in need, such as those experiencing homelessness or survivors of disasters. Soles4Souls works with over 1,200 nonprofit partners to distribute donations across the U.S. and the world.
For every $1 contribution, Soles4Souls is able to provide a pair of shoes to someone in need.
In addition, Soles4Souls has prevented over 50 million pounds of textile waste by sending unwanted shoes and clothing to people in need rather than to landfills. Soles4Souls was an integral part of launching the Zappos for Good GIVE program and was the first official nonprofit partner.
Donate New and Gently Used Shoes and Apparel
Ship your donations free of charge! We accept multiple boxes. Please limit each box to 50 lbs.
(Continental U.S shipping only.)
Pack Your Donations
Pack up your new or gently used items in any shipping box you have.
Click below to print your prepaid shipping label for each box.
Attach the shipping label to your box and drop it off at any UPS store!