Shoe Drive to Raise Funds, Help the Environment and Support Microenterprise in Developing Nations
Did you know?
In the U.S. alone, approximately 600 million pairs of shoes are thrown away each year. The materials used to manufacture shoes are created from chemical compounds, the kind that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills.
Over 85% of post-consumer shoe waste was disposed of in landfills, not recycled. This is an unacceptable environmental impact, especially since even non-recyclable footwear can be a vital economic lifeline to individuals and families in financially-devastated countries.
Your gently worn shoes still have life-changing impact left in them. They can be used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain, and grow a Micro-enterprise. Because of this opportunity, individuals in countries where there is little hope or economic stability are able to feed, clothe, and house their families.
"KICK OFF" TO COUNTY-WIDE SHOE DRIVE CAMPAIGN
"Kick Off" to 90-day Shoe Drive Campaign
September 4th from 5:30pm - 8pm
North Park - Thursday, September 4th, 5:30pm - 8pm
Wang's North Park, 3029 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104
SHOE DONATION & RAFFLE: Join us in the Treehouse at Wang's North Park between 5:30pm and 8pm to drop off your shoe donations (we're looking for any type of shoe....men's, women's and children's...sneakers, heels, boots, flip flops...whatever you've got!). Each pair of donated shoes will get you one FREE raffle ticket towards some fun prizes (need not be present to win), and a SUPER SPECIAL PRIZE for the individual who brings in the most pairs of shoe!
EXTENDED HAPPY HOUR: Mix and mingle with other shoe donors and the H4SD team and enjoy Wang's yummy half-priced appetizers, $4 house wines, $4 domestic beers, $4 cocktails, and $6 martinis. Happy hour extended to 8pm exclusively for shoe donors in the Treehouse!
Please spread the word about this event to your friends, family and coworkers who want to give back. If you or your company, neighborhood, gym, church, sports team or any other organization are interested in 'stepping up' and becoming shoe ambassadors, please email us at info@HeartsForSD.org.
THANK YOU to the following businesses for their generous donations to this event's raffle: