Save Lives by Giving Your Shoes the Boot!

Save Lives by Giving Your Shoes the Boot! Bring your used and new shoes to Sue Apple until May 1st and, Capital University with George, The Shoeman, Hutchings will turn your shoes into clean drinking water.


Shoeman Water Projects picks up used and new shoes year round from businesses, churches, schools, and shoe drives. Once collected, The Shoeman gives a second life to the shoes, selling them to exporters. The money from the sale of the shoes is used to purchase well drilling rigs, water purification systems, and other supplies to bring clean, fresh water to those in need.

Having collected over 1.5 million pairs of shoes since August of 2008, the non-profit Shoeman Water Projects has sent four water drilling rigs to Kenya and teams to Haiti to assemble water purification systems and repair pumps.

To participate, give your shoes the boot by donating your used and new shoes, tied or rubber-banned into pairs into Sue Apple. For more information about the Capital University shoe drive contact me. To learn more about Shoeman Water Projects, how to be a Shoeper Star, or the over 200 drop-off locations visit OR simply  drop them off at Total Solution or the Chamber  during the month of April.

Thanks for your support!

Posted on April 7, 2012 No comments

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