Thank you so much for your support with our shoe drive in 2011. The response has been incredible with more than 50,000 pairs of shoes donated for the people of East Africa.
We have now completed collections for this year. We will be back in 2012 with a collection during the year.
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Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
2011 shoe appeal details
Be the difference in a child’s life today – Give Shoes
What: Collecting gently worn and new shoes for the children, women and men of East Africa. We are looking for and accept all types of shoes for people of all ages and sizes (remembering that your gently worn shoes will be loved by the person who may have never owned one pair). You can check out our album on facebook to see some of the shoes which have been donated.
Why: 300 milion children globally do not own a pair of shoes.
Adults and children in developing countries are exposed to a myriad of difficult to control and treat infections which can be caused by cuts and scratches. In Australia, with access to clean water and good medications, these wouldn’t pose a major threat. However, in countries like Kenya and Tanzania, an infected cut on someone’s foot could be lethal.
Who: The Butterfly Movement in partnership with global charity Soles4Souls (www.soles4souls.com)
You: Each pair of shoes you donate saves a life. You can save the life of someone just like you; a sister, a brother, a daughter, a son, a mother, a father, a grandmother, a grandfather, with just one pair of your gently worn or new shoes.
How: Drop shoes to 131 Goodwood Road, Goodwood, South Australia (shop: Levant)
Tues & Wed: 10am til 5pm : Thurs: 9am til 6pm : Friday: 9am til 5pm : Sat: 9am til 4pm : Sun: 11am til 3pm : Mon: closed
(Levant will be closed between Christmas and New Year, returning on January 3rd)
(where possible please tie the laces of shoes or place a rubber band around each pair of shoes to keep them safely together, thank you)
See new drop off points below including country regions
The Goal: 24,000 pairs of shoes by December 24, 2011
Contact: Dalice Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0451 596 386
SA Drop off and Collection points
Below is a list of businesses and individuals who have kindly offered to collect shoes. As these are places of business please only leave shoes during business hours. For the contacts in Goolwa Beach and Moonta Bay please contact them to arrange a time.
Levant: 131 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Send a Gourmet Basket: 113A Payneham Road, ST Peters
Ricca Coffee Company & Café: 2 West Thebarton Road, Thebarton
The Hospital Research Foundation: 60 Woodville Road, Woodville
I am Tall Poppy: Shop 1, 1 Aldinga Road, Willunga
Barossa region: The Christian Community “Hub”, 83 Murray Street, Tanunda
Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre: 3 Adelaide Place, Port Lincoln
9am to 5pm, open every day including weekends and public holidays
Goolwa Beach & Victor Harbour: Debbie
0417 834 157 or email@example.com
Moonta Bay: Jenny
0408 930 991 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Changing the world, one pair at a time.