For a limited time, Soles4Souls, the City of Saginaw and the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce will be collecting your gently worn or new footwear and/or donations to ship the shoes to a person in need, whether they are victims of a natural disaster or subject to living in extreme poverty.
May 1 to June 8, 2013
- Saginaw Recreation Center, 633 West McLeroy Blvd., Saginaw, Texas 76179
- Saginaw Chamber of Commerce, 301 S. Saginaw Blvd., Saginaw, TX 76179
This event is held in conjunction with the Saginaw 4th Annual Run the Rails 5k race event.
Check out the following link: soles4soulsfundraising.org/Run_the_Rails_2013. It is the fundraising site for Souls4Souls shoe drive. Not only is Saginaw collecting shoes, but you can also donate money.
With a donation of $1 you can give one pair of shoes to a child in need, or with $5 you can buy shoes for an entire family.
During the previous two years, the City of Saginaw has collected over 1300 pairs of donated shoes!
Shoe Drive Results
- 2012 Shoe Drive – Collected 568 pair of shoes
- 2011 Shoe Drive – Collected 737 pair of shoes and raised $155 for Soles4Souls (remember $1 = 1 pair of shoes)
Soles4Souls collects, recycles and reuses shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and closets from individuals like you and me. They distribute usable shoes to people in need around the world. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes. The shoes have been distributed in 125 countries, including Japan, Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.
Every 7 seconds, Soles4Souls Inc. gives away another pair of shoes to someone in need. The shoe charity has earned glowing endorsements from Hollywood stars and professional athletes, but the people that truly make the non-profit organization effective are those who clean out their closets to personally drop off their ‘gently worn’ shoes.
The City of Saginaw concluded their 2013 shoe drive to benefit SOLES4SOULS® INC., the shoe charity, at the Saginaw Recreation Center. From May 1 thru June 8, 2013, the City of Saginaw collected gently worn or new footwear and/or donations to ship the shoes to a person in need, whether they are victims of a natural disaster or subject to living in extreme poverty. This event is held in conjunction with the Run the Rails 5k race event. This year, they collected 596 pair of shoes! Over the past three years, they’ve collected 2056 pair of shoes in shoes drives. Thank you to all who donated.