People living in poverty want a better life, but many lack opportunity. At Soles4Souls, we turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use — providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.
Why shoes? Because without them, people are vulnerable to disease and are often unable to attend school or look for work. And shoes can also empower people to build small businesses to escape poverty.
In addition to its more philanthropic goals, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) benefits your bottom line:
93% of global consumers want more of their favorite products, services and retailers to support worthy social issues.
96% of people have a more positive image of companies that support CSR.
93% of shoppers are more loyal to brands that back causes.
91% of customers are likely to switch brands (given comparable price and quality) to one associated with a good cause.
Donate footwear or apparel to alleviate excess inventory, promote sustainability and restore hope and dignity to people living in poverty.
Invite your employees and customers by starting a shoe drive, matching their donation dollars or traveling with us to distribute shoes to people in need.
Cause marketing is a fancy way of saying, “Let people know you’re doing good in the world so they’ll want to do business with you.” (That may sound a little selfish, but the truth is consumers prefer supporting companies with altruistic goals.)
Specify an item to donate to Soles4Souls. For every purchase of that item, one will be donated.