We at BioPed Footcare Peterborough believe that everyone around the world deserves a good pair of shoes! Our partner, Soles4Souls, is a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the mass collection and distribution of gently used shoes. We collect used shoes of any type and any condition, which are distributed to 128 different countries around the world.
Once a year several BioPed employees travel to these countries where we fit many children and families in need with free shoes. Soles4Souls also trains women to run businesses to refurbish and sell these shoes in their local markets; a sustainable way for people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. This is giving them a hand up and not a hand out. These experiences have really galvanized our belief that something as trivial as an old pair of shoes really can make a difference in these people’s lives.
We’ve been working hard collecting shoes in the Peterborough and surrounding area for about 5 years now. We have collected, on average, about 1200-1300 pair per year! Several local businesses around town have helped out participating in shoe drives or hosting shoe collection boxes such as Anytime Fitness, TD bank, BMO, PRH, The Medical Centre, Saint Peter’s Secondary School, and St. Andrews Church in Lindsay.
We have been doing contactless drop offs at the clinic; for larger quantities, I am happy to drive to you/them for a contactless pick-up. If you are a business/organization and would like to have a collection box we would be happy to bring it to you.
As the seasons are changing and with the extra time we have on our hands lately, now is the time to clean out those closets and declutter those too-small or unwanted shoes.
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655 The Queensway Unit 6, Peterborough