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Can We Have Your Shoes?


"Give without remembering and take without forgetting." - African Proverb


The girls of the Dessenech tribe are in a remote area in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, a province of Ethiopia.

Photograph by Tammy Darmel Moore, Founder, Footprints in Africa

Do you know that something as simple as shoes makes a world of difference to those living in remote areas of Africa?

Shoes are essential to humans as a whole, but consider those living 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.

Because of this need, we've decided to bring our Soles For Africa project back as an annual program that will run during the Spring (4/3 thru 6/30). So as you start your Spring cleaning, put your new and gently used closed-toe shoes (preferably sneakers/tennis shoes) over to the side for our brothers and sisters in Africa. For clarification, we're accepting men, women, children, & infant shoes, of all sizes.

*We appreciate all efforts, but please adhere to the following.

- Shoes should be new or, gently used, like new.

- Shoes MUST be clean and without odor.

- Please bag your shoes, and place them in the bin at the drop-off location of your choice.

- Please be mindful of the days and times that each of our community partners is accepting donations.

613 Boutique LLC


2400 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Unit G.

Greenville, SC 29609

Accepting Donations During Business Hours

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

Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sixpence Salon and Spa


1241 Pendleton Street

Greenville, SC 29611

Accepting Donations During Business Hours

Please call (hours vary).

Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church

8323 Augusta Road

Pelzer, SC 29669

Accepting Donations on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sundays (1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays) from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Changing Your Mind Ministries

9 Beth Drive

Greenville, SC 29609

Accepting Donations on Sundays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thanks in advance for your continued support!

© 2020 Footprints in Africa | PO Box 5435 Greenville, SC 29606 | 864-881-9000

Footprints in Africa is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS.

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