Orland Township collects slightly used shoes for Share Your Soles, a non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization dedicated to providing shoes to those around the world in need. While there are many charities involved in this effort, Share Your Soles is the original organization. It began with the simple concept of sharing gently used shoes with those in need. Wherever there is a need, they will provide shoes. A collection bin is located in the Orland Township office.
Guidelines for Donating Shoes
Please be sure the donated shoes are new or only gently worn, with the soles clean and ready to withstand frequent use. Shoes should not have holes and the bottoms should still be intact. In almost all cases, the donated shoes are the only pair of shoes the recipient has ever received or will receive for a very long time.
Types of Shoes to Donate
Share Your Soles accepts and distributes shoes of any type and size. This includes athletic shoes, sandals, school shoes, dress shoes, work shoes, snow boots, flip flops, walking shoes, slippers, soccer cleats, football cleats, wrestling shoes, high heels, etc. The need for children’s shoes is always the greatest, but any type of shoe will be accepted.