JLNVB is excited to be partnering with Funds2Org to host its first ever shoe drive fundraiser!
Our goal is to collect 2,500 pairs of gently worn used and new shoes by January 3. In return for collecting shoes from the Hampton Roads community, Funds2Org will make a donation to JLNVB based on the total weight of the collected shoes. These funds will be use to further our mission and vision of creating a positive impact on the lives of women and children in South Hampton Roads.
— HOW CAN I HELP? —
Donate your shoes! New and gently used shoes of all sizes and styles are accepted! Don’t forget to ask your family, friends, coworkers and classmates if they will donate a few pairs as well!
Shoes can be dropped off in the designated collection boxes at the following local businesses:
Bank of America
• 893 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk
• 1916 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517
Norfolk Foot and Ankle Group:
• 3720 Holland Rd, Virginia Beach
• 3509 Granby St, Suite A, Norfolk
Worth the Wait
• 3157 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach
You can also schedule a curbside pick up! Please complete this form to request a free, non-contact pick up.
— WHY SHOES? —
In the U.S. alone, over 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown away per year. The materials used to manufacture a pair of shoes are created from chemical compounds that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills.
Walking is the primary mode of transportation in most developing countries, and over 70% of the global population relies on repurposes shoes when they cannot afford to purchase new ones.
Donating to JLNVB’s Shoe Drive Fundraiser is a fun, easy to support JLNVB, while also reducing the amount of the textile waste that ends up in landfills and giving your shoes a second chance to make a difference for someone in need.
— WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SHOES? —
Once collected, all donated shoes will be used by our partner, Funds2Orgs, to support micro-enterprises in developing countries, where economic opportunity and jobs are limited as a result of systemic poverty. Funds2Org works with individuals in these countries to help them start, maintain and grow their own small businesses. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected by shoe drive fundraisers like this are use to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school!
By donating your shoes, you are making a difference for those living in poverty by giving them the opportunity to earn an income and provide for their families.
To learn more about Funds2Org and their network of micro-enterprises, please visit www.funds2orgs.com/what-is-micro-enterprise.