Shoe Aid as a charity wants to help all people and combat shoe poverty.
We aim to provide educational materials for businesses and schools to help educate and communicate the issues of shoe poverty and help people that cannot afford appropriate footwear for themselves or children.
Shoe Aid has a positive impact on the environment as we re-distribute footwear rather than it ends up at landfill – this is a positive message we aim to communicate.
Your school can take part in a project to collect footwear for shoe aid to use in the fight against footwear poverty. We have downloadable posters to use throughout your school, if you want to personalise them then please let us know. Once you have collected footwear let us know and we will arrange for the items to be collected.
We have a lot of schools who have and already collect donations of footwear for shoe aid. Please also note that schools can access shoe aid for donations of footwear for students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds and families on low incomes and struggling.
We ask where possible that all items of footwear collected are ‘Fit for Purpose’ as in they are not overly damaged have holes or could cause distress or injury, basically can be comfortably worn again.
Shoe Aid asks schools to consider asking students to donate £1 with their donation of shoes (any number of shoes as long as they are all fit for purpose) which helps towards the operational costs of shoe aid. The charity currently isn’t funded, we all volunteer our time (regional as well as national) we continue to support men, women and children throughout the UK through the generosity of donations. Please note any fundraising is voluntary and will never be compulsory, we hope that everyone sees the value in the work that we do, making a DIFFERENCE and changing LIVES.