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Donate shoes to charity

Check out why you should and where you can donate new and used shoes to charity

Throughout life, you have certainly seen homeless people. When you see them, you can’t help but notice their hunger and their lack of clothing in good condition. Most people don't realize that there are people walking barefoot through the streets daily. Fortunately, those who realize this need, donate shoes to charity.


In fact, it isn’t just homeless people that don't have shoes to wear. People with financial problems need help not just with finding shoes but with other resources, too.

Why should you donate shoes to charity?


Just as we need clothes, we also need shoes. Without shoes that fit our feet, we wouldn’t be able to walk comfortably.

Children especially need shoes with various sizes throughout their childhood, as this is when the foot tends to grow faster.

However, sometimes parents can't afford to buy new shoes for their children because maybe they are on a tight budget at the moment.

There are people who walk barefoot in the streets, and without any shoes, their chances of getting a disease are very high.

That is why it is essential you donate shoes to charity if you can.

What kind of shoes can I donate?

Donate shoes to charity

It depends on the institution, but generally all kinds of shoes of all sizes, types and styles, whether they’re new or gently used, are accepted - from school shoes to dress shoes.

However, it is essential that when you donate shoes to charity they are without holes, unpleasant odors, and rips.

Where can I donate shoes?

Below are a list of places that accept shoes for charity:

Donate your old shoes:

13191 Winstanley Way
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: (619) 507-1034

They accept every kind of shoes, as long as they have no holes and are not in bad condition.


Alabama: 1169 County Road 868
Wadley, AL 36276

Tennessee: 319 Martingale Drive
Old Hickory, TN 37138
Phone: (615) 391-5723
Toll Free: (866) 521-SHOE
Fax: (615) 391-5730

Nevada: Foreign Trade Zone #89
6650 Spencer Street
Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89119

They accept every kind of shoe, both new and used.

Chapman Partnership:

North Center:
1550 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

South Center:
28205 SW 124 Court
Homestead, FL 33033

They accept new or gently used shoes for men, women and children.

The Bowery Mission:

432 Park Avenue South
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 684-2800

Donations 24/7

They accept new and gently used shoes.

Share your Soles:

11201 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (708) 448-4469
Fax: (773) 568-8505

They accept every kind of gently worn or new shoes.

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission:

8226 South 208th Street
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (206) 723-0767
Fax: (206) 723-1076

Monday – Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

They accept every kind of shoe.

San Diego Rescue Mission:

Point Loma:
3601 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 819-1785
Open everyday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Mission Donation Center:
5150 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 819-1793
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

North Park:
3055 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 819-1855
Monday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

National City:
10 N. Euclid Avenue
National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 263-7390
Monday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

They accept new and gently used shoes.

Las Vegas Rescue Mission:

480 West Bonanza Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89106-3227
Phone: (702) 382-1766
Fax: (702) 474-7535
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

They accept shoes in any condition and any quantity.