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ORGANIZATION: Changing Footprints

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Two boys making a difference
Shoe collection at the Mini

You want to make a difference in the world and help others, especially now that you've retired. But you DON'T want another job. Isn't there something I could do, perhaps once a week or once a month for an hour or two, on MY TIME and MY SCHEDULE, that could make a difference? I have lots of skills that I've learned while raising kids, working at a job, participating in organizations - isn't there an organization that wants to use those, but doesn't expect me to "come to work" regularly??


We are ChangingFootprints.org. We are an 18 year old Indiana non-profit and we are 100% volunteer. We ALL give the hours that we want, WHEN we want, go on two month vacations or come every Thursday afternoon or do a project now and then. And we are all part of distributing 40,000 pairs of quality used shoes (free) to over 100 nonprofit organizations who use them to support their missions. Organizations like Dress for Success, Wheeler Mission, Coburn Place, Mission to Ukraine, and so many more.


Here's three things you could do:

1. Deliver our shoes to non-profits. You decide the timing that fits your schedule.
2. Come to our shoe room and sort shoes when it fits your schedule - once a week, month, or year
3. Visit a potential nonprofit recipient to learn if they could use good quality used shoes, and tell us what you have learned.


Isn't this what you retired for? To have the time to relax. To have the time to make a difference?
Call me. Bob Broughton 317-727-4186 Indybroughton@yahoo.com

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About Changing Footprints


9302 N. Meridian, Locations in Rushville, Indianapolis, Greenfield, And Greenwood, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46268, US

Mission Statement

Changing Footprints realizes the great need for shoes around the world as protection from diseases and a gateway to education. Because of that need we collect new and gently used shoes for distribution to homeless, disaster-stricken, or underprivileged people locally, nationally, and internationally regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity.


Changing Footprints collects used shoes from a variety of sources: collection bins at shoe stores and churches, shoe drives by schools, churches, civic and governmental agencies, and donations of customer returns by shoe companies. We sort, classify by type, and quality check, and then provide the right type of shoes at no charge to agencies, individuals, and organizations who put them on the feet of those in need. We are a 100% volunteer organization with no paid staff and provide 15,000 pair of shoes per year to those in need, locally, in the US, and to international destinations. This diverts shoes otherwise destined for landfills to a important cause, educates our youth that they can make a personal difference, helps those in need, as well as those that volunteer their time, effort, and ideas. We are a flat organization that supports any volunteer with an idea they would like to try - in the words of our youth, "it's all good".


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Environment


Fri Apr 28, 2023 - Thu Jul 27, 2023


10291 North Meridian StreetBasement Room AIndianapolis, IN 46290



  • Public Relations
  • Administrative Support
  • Bilingual


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • 1 hour per year! Or whatever you wish. Give the time you have.
  • The desire to help others.

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