PLEASE SAVE YOUR WORN, BROKEN, VERY USED or GENTLY USED SHOES! WE COLLECT SHOES EVERY YEAR TO SEND TO ORPHANAGES!
Imprinters! I am so excited I can hardly stand it! Many of you have read and were touched by Eliza’s and Heidi’s story.We have the chance to be part of something amazing that will change many lives! We are teaming up with Dando Amor and Shoes for Love to change lives. Go to their website for more information!
It’s easy and it doesn’t have to cost money! We will be doing a shoe drive. ALL and ANY shoes can be donated. They can be broken, heavily used, and be in whatever condition (pretty cool huh?). They take the more gently used shoes directly to the orphanages and then they refurbish the broken and heavily used shoes, so anything is game!
SO HERE IS THE INFO:
Here is a map of the locations where they are already scheduled to pick up shoes. If you live near one of these locations, you can help collect shoes and then take them to that location, or you can donate your own shoes to a location near you. (The maps are updated each year so contact them to assure it’s an updated map)
You can become a main drop (where the truck will come to you and pick up the shoes). If this is something you are interested in, you need to be willing to put effort into collecting as many shoes as possible. I think with shoe drives at schools, churches, neighborhoods and with family and friends, we could all collect more than we think! EVERYONE has shoes they need to get rid of!
We are looking for people who are willing to be a Real Imprints’ Drop! This just requires you living close enough to a major drop from “Shoes for Love” so you could take the shoes donated to that drop, or be able to collect enough shoes that you can be a major drop yourself. Please email me if you want to be added to the “Real Imprints’ Drop” list. Lindsey@realimprints.org.
I am going to put a bin on my porch and just tell people to drop off their shoes whenever it’s convenient! I’m hoping my porch is overflowing with Shoes for Love!:-) We will collect shoes every year so please save your shoes and contact those near you for more information about your local area!
What a great opportunity for all of us to leave imprints!
REAL IMPRINT DROP LIST (check back for new locations!):
Lindsey (BOISE, IDAHO):
Tasha (Charlotte, NC)
Becky (Richland/Tri-cities, WA)