The Rotary Club of Ridgewood AM is a proud participant in the annual shoe drive on behalf of the International charity known as Soles4Souls. Each year in the fall, our club helps organize shoe collection throughout Ridgewood public school locations and in the community.
By the end of October each year, our club gathers and organizes the shoes into matched pairs and prepares them for regional drop off points for eventual shipping to Soles4Souls processing centers.
Over the years, we have collected thousands of shoes on behalf of this charity which converts the shoes into income by rehabilitating the shoes, cleaning them and providing them to communities in need throughout the world. This provides a source of income and also creates a spirit of micro business creation for many aspiring entrepreneurs to learn the skills of generating income along with helping those in need.
For more information about Soles4Souls please see https://soles4souls.org