What To Do With Your Kids’ Outgrown Shoes

Is your little one outgrowing her shoes so quickly that you now have a pile of sneakers she no longer wants or needs? Instead of throwing them away, consider donating them to the “Big Hearts, Little Shoes” initiative instead. This shoe drive is a joint effort between The Little Gym, a chain of learning and physical development centers for kids, and Soles4Souls, the world’s largest provider of shoes to families in need. Outgrown shoes can be dropped off at Little Gym locations, even if your child does not attend classes there. And don’t worry if the shoes are worn out from lots of playtime, because Soles4Souls will still find a use for them by recycling the materials. This way, you clear off some extra space on the family shoe rack and children in need benefit from your donation. Plus, your kids will learn about charity and helping others. It’s a win-win. Find your nearest drop-off location and start spreading the love now.

Photo courtesy of The Little Gym.

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  1. by Ashley

    On October 4, 2012 at 11:43 am

    This is a great idea, we take ours to a charity who make use of them already but I know a lot of people don’t think its worth it with shoes, it really is.

  2. by Gigi

    On October 7, 2012 at 4:00 am

    What a great idea. Usually I pass shoes on to my friends but I have a bag if shoes no one qants and maybe this group can use them. Wonder if they take adult shoes