Shoe Drive Campaign

Shoe Drive - Give Every Child a Chance! #GECC  

We at CASA SHaW are partnering with funds2orgs, an organization which helps create micro businesses in developing nations. By donating your gently used and new shoes, you'll help CASA raise money while helping entrepreneurs in other parts of the world climb out of poverty. We will be collecting shoes from now through Monday, August 31st.

June 1 to August 31 Campaign

Our Goal - 2,000 pairs of shoes 

Collected: 2,500 pairs Goal: Exceeded by 500 pairs
Did you know that in the US, approximately 600 million pairs of shoes are thrown away each year?

Do you know  that the materials used to manufacture shoes is made from chemical compounds? Compounds that will create future health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills, not recycled? 

Did you know that a case study completed by the department of trade and industry found that 10% of collected secondhand shoes and 85% of post-consumer shoe waste is disposed of in landfills, not recycled. This is an unacceptable environmental impact.

On the positive side, non-recyclable footwear can be a vital economic lifeline to individuals and families in financially-devastated countries. Gently worn, used and new shoes are used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain, and grow their micro-enterprise.

The process:  collected shoes are consolidated and shipped to these micro-entrepreneurs where they are cleaned and repaired. Because of this opportunity, individuals are able to feed, clothe, and house their families.

Thank you to J&J IT Services of Raritan for sponsoring a shoe drive event in support of CASA SHAW's goal.
Thank you to the following businesses as well as all private individuals within the community who so generously donated shoes to help support our Shoe Drive: 
  • Pip Squeakers, an distributor based in Lebanon - donated 550 pairs of new baby shoes
  • J&J Supply Chain - donated 50 pairs

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