Lee Todd, a veteran of over 27 years in the footwear industry, founded Shoe Aid in July 2010. Spurred on by the tragic Asian tsunami of Boxing Day 2004 and a near-death experience in his own life, Lee decided it was time to do some good in the world.
Shoe Aid works with Keep Britain Tidy & Eco Schools to educate children on the importance of recycling and re-using old, unwanted footwear. Having begun with a sample of 100 schools, we are now working with 17,800 eco schools across the UK.
This year, Shoe Aid was invited to 10 Downing St to discuss what we do; we have both the support of the Prime Minister and many MPs of all political parties.
Since July 2010, Shoe Aid has distributed over half a million shoes worldwide.