SHARE YOUR OLD SHOES!
SAL’S Shoes is a charity that helps send used shoes that still have plenty of life in them to children around the world who may not be able to afford shoes of their own.
Many of you will have been out of school since March, so your school shoes won’t have had as much wear as usual. Perhaps you’ve outgrown all your shoes and are looking forward to shopping for new ones? Shoes are something that many of us take for granted but, for around 300 million children worldwide, shoes are a luxury that their families simply cannot afford.
Following the lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many more families in the UK are struggling to afford to meet basic needs like shoes. Children’s charity Sal’s Shoes aims to help, with a mission to distribute outgrown (but not outworn) shoes to children who need them.
The charity was established in 2013, by mum CJ Bowry, who wanted to send her son Sal’s preloved shoes to find new feet. Sal’s Shoes collects and distributes barely-worn children’s shoes and, to date, has collected over two million pairs and sent them directly to children in 45 countries around the world, including the UK.