A site for soliciting donations
of used shoes which are distributed to the homeless.
After 9-11-01 I was watching a CNN report about Afghan soldiers.
As I watched, I noticed that most of them had no shoes. SOLE PURPOSE
was born. I quickly found out it was going to be tough getting
shoes to Afghanistan so I began to research locally and found
out that a homeless person wears out a pair of shoes every 6-8 weeks
and there are more than 350,000 homeless in the state of California.
The need for shoes is endless! Sole
Purpose took off in February, 2002. Shoe Crews are popping up nationwide
and collectively, Sole Purpose has donated over 15,000 pairs of Shoes.
Dave and Kyle Waters' Shoe Crew collected over 400 shoes in Battlecreek,
Michigan in one day! I'll help you
get started. You can read about some of the details in the NEWS section.
40% are children
20% of the homeless work
Every 6-8 weeks a homeless person wears out one pair of shoes.
An unpaid bill, or health problem can easily push a fimaly over the
financial edge and into homelessness.