Shoe Aid as a registered Charity, has a manifesto that it will operate by throughout its existence
Lee Todd, our CEO, explains
We believe that it is wrong that millions of unwanted shoes end up in landfill, almost 2 million every week.
This is as much an environmental disaster as it is a tragic waste. It’s wrong that 4 million children wear ill-fitting shoes, damaging to foot health, academic potential and self-esteem, not just now, but later in life.
It is wrong that 200,000 homeless people do not have access to warm sturdy shoes. As a result, trench foot still exists on the streets of the UK in 2018/19. We cannot continue to ignore the problem. Its solvable and that is why Shoe Aid was created.
We are asking for people to donate something which we all have at home and no longer use or need.
There are collection boxes at many supermarkets, Premier League and Football League Clubs and schools making it easier for people to donate
Shoe Aid is a footwear charity founded in 2010.
Shoe Aid collects and redistributes unused and unwanted footwear throughout the UK and World. It also works with Keep Britain Tidy & Eco Schools to educate children on the importance of recycling and re-using old, unwanted footwear.
We also work some of the major retail and commercial footwear suppliers and manufacturers in the UK reducing environmental waste crisis by redistributing footwear to those most in need.