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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

A Plus 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!

Changing Your Mind Ministries

9 Beth Drive

Greenville, SC 29609

https://www.cymm.org

Accepting Donations on Sundays Only

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

Express Cuts Barber School

1225 Pendleton Street

Greenville, SC 29611

https://expresscutsbarberschool.com

Accepting Donations During Business Hours

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

Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Koko's African Hair Braiding

2100 Poinsett Hwy

Greenville, SC 29609

Accepting Donations During Business Hours 

Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Community Center

710 S Fairfield Road

Greenville, SC 29605

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

Accepting Donations After 3 p.m.

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

 

Riverside Community

1121 Tsali Circle

Greenville, SC 29601

https://www.riversideapts.com

Accepting Donations During Business Hours 

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m

*Dropoff Location for Residents Only

 

The Malcolm X Center

202 Lavinia Avenue 

Greenville, SC 29601

https://www.wmxp955.org

Accepting Donations During Business Hours

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m

Saturday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The Phillis Wheatley Community Center

40 John McCarroll Way

Greenville, SC 29607

https://philliswheatleysc.org

Accepting Donations During Business Hours

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

 

UpState International 

9 S Memminger Street

Greenville, SC 29601

https://upstateinternational.org

Accepting Donations During Business Hours

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

Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church

8323 Augusta Road

Pelzer, SC 29669

https://valleybrookoutreach.org

Accepting Donations on Sundays Only

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

We Gladly Accept Shoe Donations by Mail

Footprints in Africa

PO Box 5435

Greenville, SC 29606

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