Today I’m happy to share the details about our shoe drive! We hope you can help and if you have any questions, email me at clueintocleveland (at) gmail (dot) com.
The Flippin’ Good Deeds Challenge Shoe Drive
Donate any pair of gently worn footwear to support Soles4Souls’ goal of distributing 13 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 2011.
Now through November 10
You have 2 options for donating your shoes:
All donations can be dropped off at the Penton Media Building (1300 E 9th Street in downtown Cleveland). There will be marked boxes in the lobby.
If you don’t want to travel downtown, you can still contribute! Shoes can either be delivered to one of Soles4Souls’ drop off locations ( 10 pairs or less ) or they can be shipped.
Just fill out the Blogger Donation Form, indicate Blogger ID # 024 and include it with the shipment or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re dropping off at a Soles4Souls location (no form is needed for Penton Media Building dropoff). This part is important because it ensures your shoes count towards the Drive’s grand total.
A tip on shipping: Soles4Souls recommends contacting Unishippers, their preferred shipping company who gives the best available rate to donors shipping to Soles4Souls. Simply fill out their quote request form or contact them at 877-791-7447.
Any other questions?
Here are a few frequently asked questions.
What types of shoes should I send?
Any kind! From boots to sneakers to flip flops to heels, there’s a need for everything.
Will you take soles with holes?
Yes! Shoes that cannot be worn any longer will be sent for recycling.
When I send the shoes, how will you know what pairs go together?
We appreciate if you can pair the shoes with their shoelaces or with a rubber band.
Should I try to clean the shoes?
No. Please send the shoes as they are. We will accept any and all shoes, with the exception of muddy and moldy ones. When shoes are cleaned improperly, mold can grow and spread to other shoes, and ultimately prevent us from distributing them.
Can donors get a tax receipt for donations?
Of course! Donors can fill out the Tax Receipt Form on Soles4Souls’ website and you will receive a receipt within 10-12 business days.
If you have any other questions or would like more information about the challenge, check out the Flippin’ Good Deeds Challenge FAQs page or email me at clueintocleveland (at) gmail (dot) com! Thanks for taking part in our shoe drive. iNeed a Playdate and I will be posting updates over the next couple of months.
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