Interested in volunteering with your group for team-building, fellowship or community engagement? Schedule a service trip to the Soles4Souls VA/DC Regional Donation Center to help process shoes! If you are NOT part of a group, do not sign up here but click this link instead: https://www.handsonrva.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000I2FmpUAF
Volunteer Project: By volunteering at the Soles4Souls warehouse, you get the opportunity to help process the shoes brought in from the community and retailers. Each bag/box needs to be opened so that the shoes can be rubber-banded together. Most groups come for 2-2.5 hours.
Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. It’s estimated that 21 billion pounds of textile waste is dumped in landfills every year. That makes up more than 5% of all municipal waste generated every year. Since 2006, Soles4Souls has diverted 23.8 million pounds of shoes and clothes from landfills and instead created meaningful economic opportunities and helped provide new shoes for those in need around the globe. Gently-worn shoes collected help individuals start and sustain small businesses to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Here is the impact an entrepreneur can make with the sale of 1, 20 or 30 pairs of shoes. 1 pair of shoes can provide 5 meals for Marie-Ange and her family in Haiti, 20 pairs of shoes can provide a year’s worth of shelter for Ginette and her family in Haiti and 30 pairs of shoes can provide a year’s worth of schooling for Tracy’s daughter in Honduras.
We ask that all groups collect used shoes prior to their service day to bring with them so the experience is full-circle. Email Regional Manager, Stephanie Hathaway at firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your service day and for more details on shoe collection. You can also pre-register your group here: https://calendly.com/soles4soulsva/volunteer-group
Soles4Souls is in a shared building (1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Ste. E). It is behind a long chain linked fence with a ton of semi trucks and a large warehouse. Make a right when you come into the parking lot and go all the way to the end of the building where our warehouse is located. You can park anywhere in front of our space. The warehouse does not have AC/heat so please dress accordingly. Also, please wear comfortable clothing as this includes a lot of bending and moving. You’re welcome to play music in the warehouse so feel free to bring a speaker.
319 MARTINGALE DR, Soles4Souls, OLD HICKORY, TN 37138, US
Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, it has distributed more than 35 million pairs of shoes and 12 million pieces of apparel in 127 countries. A nonprofit social enterprise, Soles4Souls earns more than half of its income and commits 100% of donations to programs.
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Soles4Souls Regional Donation Center1700 Jefferson Davis HighwayRichmond, VA23224