Update: Over 50,000 + Pairs Donated to Date. Thank you
There are 300 million children in the world for whom walking with shoes is a rarity. This makes them extremely vulnerable to infection by parasites, such as hookworm; while injuries to the feet and ankles can lead to ulcers and other conditions which are almost always left untreated. Without shoes, many children are not permitted to attend school.
Sal's Shoes. Crossing continents to make sure that your used, loved (and barely worn) outgrown children's shoes are delivered straight from you to those in need.
Have some little shoes that are taking up space? Turn them into a precious gift. Find out where and how you can donate.
Places and spaces that are always collecting shoes for Sal. Drop in any time of year, after spring cleaning or new term clear out.
We are run by volunteers but need financial donations to continue passing on the shoes you donate. If you can help then please visit our MyDonate page.
It's estimated that nearly 300 million people around the world can't afford shoes. Our donations go to those in the most desperate and life impacting need.
In our first year, we collected 4,805 pairs of shoes and distributed them in 8 countries, including the UK. Learn more about how we set up Sal's Shoes.