Consider giving up a pair or two for someone who really has a shoe problem. We are collecting shoes from our VBS participants in June for Souls4Soles, a charitable organization that provides shoes to people who need them, both locally and abroad.
On average, Americans throw away 70 pounds of textiles (shoes and clothing) per person, per year. That adds up to 21 billion pounds of unnecessary waste added to our landfills. The EPA estimates that only 15% of clothing and footwear in the U.S., is recycled, leaving the remaining 85% in our landfills.
Join our VBS families by bringing new, gently used, or well-loved shoes to the church any time before June 9.