Soles for Africa

Can We Have Your Shoes?

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Shoes are more than a commodity that emanates personal style. Proper shoes serve as real functions which is why we implemented our Soles for Africa project.

Soles for Africa is a community-based program that allows the community to donate their gently used sneakers. In doing so, we provide those living in remote areas of Africa access to the footwear they need to stay healthy, which helps prevent diseases from spreading.

Shoes are essential in remote areas where parasitic diseases are common. Going barefoot in these regions can lead to illnesses caused when parasites infect the unprotected feet, which can debilitate or cripple children and adults, leaving them unable to care for themselves. Unfortunately, shoes are often in short supply or unaffordable for people in these regions, leaving them vulnerable to easily preventable diseases.

Additionally, kids need a good pair of shoes to attend school. Getting shoes from our Soles for Africa program can mean the difference between a solid education and a continuing cycle-of-poverty.

 

With our mission and vision always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge in developing African countries. The basic-necessities of shoes are something that we take very seriously, and our team is working consistently to make a positive impact. 

 

If you have new and like-new shoes that you no longer want, please donate them to our Soles for Africa project by simply dropping them off at one of our community partner locations. 

*Note, we're accepting shoes for children, women, and men; in all sizes. 

Community Partners
 

Drop off Locations

𝟔𝟏𝟑 𝐁𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐋𝐋𝐂

2400 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Unit G.

Greenville, SC 29609

864-361-0297

https://www.613boutique.com

Accepting Donations During Business Hours

Tuesday - Friday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬

9 Beth Drive

Greenville, SC 29609

864-244-1017

https://www.cymm.org/

Accepting Donations on Sundays Only

Sundays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

𝐀+ 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬

3101, Ste B., White Horse Road

Greenville, SC 29611

864-220-4211

Accepting Donations During Business Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Some Saturdays, call first!

𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐬 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫

40 John McCarroll Way

Greenville, SC 29607 

864.240.4242

https://philliswheatleysc.org/

Accepting Donations During Business Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

𝐌𝐭 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫

710 S Fairfield Road

Greenville, SC 29605 

864-299-3220

https://greenvillerec.com/.../mt-pleasant-community-center/

Accepting Donations After 3 p.m.

Monday - Friday, 3 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐄𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠

508 Rutherford Street

Greenville, SC 29611

864-553-3853

https://the-west-end-custom-printing.business.site/

Accepting Donations During Business Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.