STEPTEMBER

STEPPING UP to Footwear Poverty

There is a place where thousands of men, women, and children wear footwear that is not fit for purpose. And at least 280,000 homeless people (10,000 living on the streets) have no shoes or shoes that are falling to pieces, and that place is the UK.

Shoe Aid is a national charity based here in the UK who source and supply free footwear through a collection and distribution network, so no child or adult need go without shoes

This September Shoe Aid will begin its month-long campaign to raise awareness about shoe poverty here in the UK and the rest of the world. We are calling this awareness campaign STEPTEMBER. In 2021 there are four Tuesdays in September each of these Tuesdays which we are calling SHOESDAYS we are asking everyone to raise awareness of footwear poverty. During these SHOESDAYS we are asking people to take part in wearing no shoes or odd shoes or something similar and creative which will focus on the importance of having ‘fit for purpose’ footwear. You can be as creative as you like, bake a cake in the shape of a shoe or lots of little cakes or biscuits in the shapes of shoes. Whatever creative idea you come up with what we are asking is for you to show your support for Shoe Aid as we tackle footwear poverty here in the UK and abroad.

You can donate by texting during STEPTEMBER to any of the following numbers

To donate £1, text SHOEAID to 70201

To donate £3, text SHOEAID to 70331

To donate £5, text SHOEAID to 70970

To donate £10, text SHOEAID to 70191

From as little as a £1 donation, we can supply a suitable and fit for purpose piece of footwear to help someone to find a new job, for everyday general wear and use, to take part in sport or a pair of work boots to start a new job. Poverty is neither part-time full-time volunteer nor just a certain day of the week. In September, this year school children will return to school some of those children will not have a suitable pair of shoes to wear or a pair of trainers to take part in physical activity.

Shoe Aid is already STEPPING UP to help schools throughout the country provide suitable footwear for children whose families cannot afford school shoes for their children. Organising and taking part in events on a Tuesday in September will help Shoe Aid raise vital funds to combat footwear poverty. Our service is free, however, running Shoe Aid is not.

This September Shoe Aid is STEPPING UP to footwear property, will you STEP UP to, what will your event look like on a SHOESDAY in STEPTEMBER, contact info@shoeaid.co.uk for more details.

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