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Soles for Africa Project: Can We Have Your Shoes?

"Even if made of gold, shoes are still for the feet." ~ Ethiopian Proverb

Image captured by Tammy Darmel Moore

Location: The Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region in Ethiopia


It's that time of year again, Soles for Africa!


If you've been following us on either of our social media platforms, you know that on Friday, 4/1, we kicked off our 2nd Annual Soles for Africa project.


Soles for Africa is our community-based project that runs throughout the Spring (April thru June). The impactful grassroots project urges the public to donate their gently used (like-new) shoes so that those living in remote areas of Africa have access to the footwear they need to stay healthy. Last year alone, we collected well over 100 pairs of shoes, and with the communities help, we are confident that we will surpass that number this year.

Image captured by Tammy Darmel Moore

Location: The Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region in Ethiopia


I think we can all agree that shoes are essential to humans; as a whole, but consider those living in remote areas of Africa 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. Additionally, kids need a good pair of shoes to attend school. Getting shoes from our Soles for Africa project can mean the difference between a solid education and a continuing cycle of poverty. With that said, can we have your shoes? We accept men, women, children, and infant shoes of all sizes.

Image captured by Tammy Darmel Moore

Location: The Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region in Ethiopia


And although we appreciate all efforts, please adhere to the following.

- Shoes should be new or gently used.

- Shoes MUST be clean and without odor.

- Take bagged shoes to the drop-off location of your choice.

- Please be mindful of the days and times of each Community Partner.


𝟔𝟏𝟑 𝐁𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐋𝐋𝐂 864-361-0297 2400 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Unit G. Greenville, SC 29609 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 https://www.cymm.org/ Accepting Donations on Sundays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


𝐀 𝐏𝐥𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 3101, Ste B., White Horse Road Greenville, SC 29611 Accepting Donations During Business Hours Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Some Saturdays, call first @ 864-220-4211


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.


𝐌𝐭 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 710 S Fairfield Road Greenville, SC 29605 https://greenvillerec.com/.../mt-pleasant-community-center/ Accepting Donations Monday - Friday, 3 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.


𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐄𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠

508 Rutherford Street

Greenville, SC 29611

Accepting Donations During Business Hours

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


*Images used to convey the need for this project are of actual individuals living in remote areas of Ethiopia, The Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, and are the property of Footprints in Africa.


We’re committed to 𝑮𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑫𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆!👣

Prayerfully, you'll support us along the way.


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