Community Invited to Drop Off New or Gently Used Pairs of Shoes
North Avondale Montessori School, in partnership with Community Recycling, introduced a shoe-recycling fundraiser that promises ease and engagement for all involved. Community Recycling’s ShoeBox Recycling program recycles gently used shoes for reuse. North Avondale Montessori will collect shoes that will find new owners around the world. From South America and Africa to areas right here in the United States, the recycled shoes will go to help people and communities in over 50 countries.
Through ShoeBox Recycling’s SoleMate Note initiative, recyclers are urged to include a “SoleMate” note along with their recycled shoes telling their shoes’ new owner where they came from, what they were used for, or even any special memories attached to them. In return, the recipient can write back to complete the SoleMate connection.