Shoes that no longer fit, or unwanted shoes, usually end up in landfills or hiding in closets. Give those to Soles4Souls instead, and know that you are (1) eliminating clutter in your house, (2) reducing waste by finding a way to reuse shoes that are no longer needed by you, and (3) taking a step to help disrupt the cycle of poverty around the globe.

One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities for others, which is why SYA Little League has launched a shoe drive with a goal to collect 250 pairs of new or gently used shoes.

To know that we can create meaningful impact around the globe by simply collecting and donating what is otherwise destined for the landfill is a really great feeling.

The shoes that SYA Little League collects will be delivered to Soles4Souls – a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Founded in 2006, the organization has distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and used shoes in 127 countries.

All of the donated shoes will be distributed to the organization’s micro-enterprise programs that create jobs in Haiti, Honduras and other developing nations.

SYA’s shoe drive for Soles4Souls information:

  • Between April 7, 2018 and April 28, 2018, bring your new or gently used shoes of any kind to the Snack shack at either Cub Run ES or LLV. (Please NO cleats. Sandals and boots are acceptable)
  • Please tie or band the shoes into pairs.
  • Shoes will also be collected at the Opening Day ceremony on April 7, 2018.
  • For more information, please contact Pete Naka, at

About Soles4Souls
Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, it has distributed more than 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. Visit for more information. Click here for a flyer.