We change lives by providing shoes to people in need in Indianapolis. Our shoes end up helping at domestic abuse shelters, children's services, homeless shelters, and more. You pick up the previously worn shoes from stores that collect for us and take them to our sorting room (9302 N. Meridian). If you wish, you come to sorting opportunities to pair them up and decide which are in good enough shape to be put onto people's feet and which are not, which Nike will grind and make into playgrounds. Nothing ends up in landfills - another benefit of our mission.
Your schedule for picking up the shoes is quite flexible. You decide how many stores you want to service, and pick up the shoes anytime during their open hours. You can deliver them to the sorting room right afterwards or days later, if that is more convenient. You decide how much time you want to commit (1 hour every two weeks, or three hours per week) and have a backup person who covers for you when you are traveling or are on vacation, even if that's for the entire winter.
This is truly important hands-on work. There's more you can do beyond this, but if you love to drive and meet people, you'll find the locations that collect the shoes know the difference they are making in the lives of local people. And they love to collect the shoes. And so will you.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- 1 hour - 3 hours every two weeks