Neuff is proud to be the UK partner of Soles4Souls
Who is Soles4Souls?
Soles4Souls turns unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity by keeping them from going to waste and using them for good. Through their network of micro-entrepreneurs, they create jobs and empower people to break the cycle of poverty. Since 2006, Soles4Souls have distributed more than 50 million pairs of shoes and pieces of clothing in 129 countries and they’ve kept more than 23 thousand tonnes of textiles from going to landfills and put them to good use.
See more about Soles4Souls and their work at soles4souls.org
UK donation point for Soles4Souls
Neuff have teamed up with Soles4Souls to collect gently worn kit for redistribution to hardworking entrepreneurs to build and sustain their own businesses selling donated shoes & clothing, and enabling them to fight poverty and support their families and communities. There are a lot of athletes, triathletes and just people who don’t have access to kit, and maybe there is a potential world champion whose talents we will never see as they lack the kit to train, and therefore the opportunity – or maybe just lack a pair of shoes for school or work, something that so many of us take for granted.
Neuff is also working with Soles4Souls to develop ways to distribute new shoes donated by companies to young people in the UK, as well as getting single shoes to para athletes who can make good use of them.
Pro-triathlete and Neuff Red (our triathlon sister-site) team member Laura Siddall suggested the partnership. She says “Soles4Souls is a great organisation, empowering women entrepreneurs to use these shoes to create jobs ad break the cycle of poverty. I love knowing that my ex-best kit is now supporting a budding athlete to fulfil their dreams, or just supporting someone to give them a chance and opportunity to live better day to day. This partnership between Neuff Red and Soles4Souls in the UK is now opening up the possibility of supporting organisations in the UK, as well as the exciting prospect of helping para athletes with single shoes, creating yet another win-win of keeping single shoes out of landfill whilst benefiting people. It’s really exciting to bring these organisations together, and I’m really passionate that we can make a difference to someone, or so many people, through the power of sport, and just giving them a pair of shoes.”
Address for donations
Please send your gently used shoes (paired) and kit (clothing, etc) to:
Soles4Souls @ Neuff
3 Abbots Close
Lee Mill Industrial Estate