Whitney's Hope is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser starting October 15th, 2017 to raise funds for our foster care initiative. We will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit Whitney's Hope directly! Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at Genesis Church. A bin is located outside the office entrance for your convenience!
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school!
By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to Whitney's Hope, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world.
Help Us Reach Our Goal of 100 Bags!
(25 pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes per bag)
Whitney’s Hope seeks to assist children in foster care by providing enhanced visitation space, mentoring, a community closet and various community outreach and adoption awareness events.
YOU can help support our efforts by donating every pair of gently worn, used or new shoes that are unused in your closet! Ask friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to donate too! Every pair helps!
You can drop off your gently worn, used and new shoes, or mail them to our logistics partner. Always be sure to provide our name for proper credit.
Main Drop-off Location
October 15th to December 16th
Shoes may be dropped off at Genesis Church, 4070 Mission Rd., Tallahassee, FL, 32303
Donate your shoes to us via mail! Simply fill up a box or bag and ship them to our logistics partner: Whitney’s Hope
C/O CE Logistics
1080 Woodcock Rd
Orlando, FL 32803
In addition, the shoes collected are used to support micro-enterprise vendors. Micro-enterprises are small businesses in developing nations. They are typically operated by one person or family and friends, depending on size.
What is Funds2Orgs?
Who are micro-entrepreneurs?
Micro-entrepreneurs are small business owners. Micro-enterprises are small businesses that are started with very low investment capital. Typically in developing nations, these micro-enterprises are run by one person or a few family members. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries to bring sustainability and income to individuals and families.
What does re-purpose mean?
It simply means to give a new purpose. Shoes that would have been discarded are cleaned and repaired and given a new lease on life in developing nations as inventory for micro-entrepreneurs.
Are there restrictions on the types of shoes that can be collected?
We want all of your gently worn or new shoes and sneakers. The only restriction is that we do not accept single shoes. There are no other restrictions.
What condition should the shoes be in?
We only ask that the shoes or sneakers given to your shoe drive fundraiser be gently worn used or new. Of course, we always love to repurpose shoes that are in the best possible condition. And, we love new shoes best of all!
What happens with the shoes after they are picked up?
They become an economic lifeline for individuals and families living in developing nations. Due to systemic poverty, lack of education and economic opportunity, Funds2Orgs works with individuals who create micro-business, essentially small businesses. The shoes collected in countries, such as the United States, are cleaned, repaired and repurposed, that is, given another life, and sold to hub operators for pennies on the dollar. Micro-entrepreneurs then sell the shoes in their local communities for a fraction of their original cost, but for a profit!