August 2012 Shoe Drive

In just 7 sleeps it is on again  🙂

Click here for an easy to print flyer.

Between July 24 & August 31, 2012 we are collecting gently worn and new shoes which will then be provided to people in need in Tanzania and Australia who are disadvantaged because they do not own shoes.

Shoes create health and opportunities including schooling, employment and sport.

We are looking for most styles of shoes including: thongs, slides, dressier work shoes, sporting specific shoes and sneakers for Children, Women and Men.
*Please no high stilettos, slippers, uggs or shoe boxes.

Donate Today: 1+1=1   (1 Pair of Shoes + 1 Gold Coin Donation = 1 Life Changed)

Your gold coin donation with each pair of shoes will go a very long way, PLUS all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. This is less than a cup of coffee or a can of coke.

Donate at:

Where and When to Donate

Where: 131 Goodwood Road, Goodwood (Levant)
Levant has donated the wonderful venue for the priority drop off and packing point for donated shoes (this is where our volunteers work). Levant is a boutique fashion store for the envionmentally aware and socially conscious.

When: Tuesday to Friday 10am until 5pm & Saturday 10am until 4pm (closed Sunday’s and Monday’s – please do not deliver shoes outside of business hours)

Send A Gourmet Basket 8362 8818
113A Payneham Road, ST PETERS 5069
When: Mon to Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-4 & Sat 9-11.30 (Closed Sunday’s)

*To nominate your business or group as a drop off location please email

Committment to the Environment

The Butterfly Movement is committed to the environment and effective waste management. Donating shoes which would prematurely arrive in landfill is a great support to the environment.

In addition, it is our special request that all donated shoes be donated without accompanying shoe boxes, individual plastic bags or extra packaging.

Tied shoe laces and/or a rubber band around each pair is a wonderful support in so many ways. Thank you!

Thank you

A special Thank You to all our supporters with special mentions to Central Logistics for donating the warehouse space for all the shoes AND Visy for the donation of 3,000 boxes.


Photos from Shoe Distribution in Tanzania

We are forever thankful for the shoes donated to The Butterfly Movement. See here the glowing faces of the people in Tanzania who received your donated shoes this June 🙂

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Thank you for your support.

Warm regards,
Dalice Kennedy
Chief Executive

The Butterfly Movement

The purpose of The Butterfly Movement is to provide support and relief to the public both in Australia (rural and urban) and in developing countries. Through programs supporting administration, leadership and project management the benefits to Australians including recipients and volunteers are tangible while helping to support the health and development of underprivileged persons both locally and abroad.

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Thank you!

Check out this You Tube clip created especilly for you to say THANK YOU for your support:

Following The Butterfly Movement’s first donation campaign in 2011 the shoes have now arrived and are being distributed in East Africa. Thank you to all our supporters for your generosity. We will be collecting shoes again soon. Join our community for more info:


They shoes have arrived!

It’s time to celebrate!

In the two and a half months since the two 40ft shipping containers began their journey from Adelaide carrying 48,000 pairs of shoes, they have arrived in Tanzania and are now through customs. The first container of shoes has been sorted and is about to be distributed into the community, and the second container will be sorted next week. It is such an exciting time overseeing the operation! Photos will be coming very soon which we will share with our facebook community (click here to join our facebook community today) and in our next newsletter.

To view our full newsletter with full details , published on April 13 click here

We can also now accept donations. To donate and make a difference today go to our fundraising page


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.

Warm regards,



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 (

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  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

8234 0750

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

Moonta Bay: Jenny

0408 930 991 or

Changing the world, one pair at a time.