by: the More Foundation
Did you know that your old running shoes (and soccer shoes) can be re-purposed into agricultural training, tree nurseries, and much more? A single pair of used athletic shoes can also remove one ton of carbon from the atmosphere, while helping lift an entire family out of poverty. Those dusty shoes in your closet have more power than you know!
The MORE Athletic Shoe Re-purpose Program: We want to help you harness that power by supporting the MORE Foundation Group (a Delaware 501c3 non-profit.) MORE provides used athletic shoes to vendors in Africa. So recycle your running shoes. The proceeds enable MORE to send millions of tree seeds and training to the poorest of rural farm families.
Shoes to Trees: Instead of decomposing in landfills, your used athletic shoes can be re-purposed to offset tons of carbon from the atmosphere and regenerate farm land through agro-reforestation. Get all the facts at MOREFoundationGroup.org
How You Can Help: Bring in your used – but not abused – athletic shoes. The MORE Foundation needs athletic shoes (running and soccer, sizes 6 and up). It’s time to change your shoes and change lives.
Where to Put Your Shoes? Bring them in to us. We box up shoes each month and send them to the Foundation. This is the real deal – Local Action with a Global Reach.
Adopt a Family in the Runners Village: The Runners Village is the largest NGO village-based environmental regeneration project in West Africa. With 600 pairs of donated shoes from our store, the MORE Foundation will sponsor an African family in RV on our behalf. The family will receive organic farming training as well as the tools and other essential resources to increase their productivity 1000% or more! Your used athletic shoes make it happen!