The ‘SOLE‘ Drive
There are 2.2 billion children in the world, and 1 billion live in poverty. Soles4Souls estimated that 300 million children lack a pair of adequate shoes.
According to the EPA, Americans threw away approximately 790,000 tons of footwear and apparel in 2010.
As the NYC ambassador for the Sole Drive, I personally invite you to bring a pair of shoes to Community 54 at 54 Clinton street on the Lower East Side as a donation.
Bare feet lead to diseases. Soil transmitted parasites –Hookworm, whipworm and roundworm afflict 740 million people a year, including 44 million pregnant women. Effects include low birth weights, malnutrition, and anemia.
The Goal: Raise 20,000 pairs of new or used shoes to be donated to 20 select organizations around the world for disbursement to those experiencing poverty and financial hardship worldwide !!
Donation Dropoff point for footwear:
54 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002, USA
Thanks and spread Love!