Share Your Soles Foundation

Share Your Soles Foundation We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that collects and distributes gently worn/new shoes for those in need worldwide Share Your Soles organizes shoe drives and other special events that provide the necessary support to putting shoes on the soles of children and adults in the most impoverished areas of the world.

Operating as usual

01/10/2022

Pacific Garden Mission received over 400 pairs of warm winter boots just before Christmas.
Thank you all for sharing 🙏

01/06/2022

Thrilled over 400 pairs of your donated warm winter boots blessed Pacific Garden Mission just in time for Christmas ###

From all of us to all of you 🙏🎄💕
12/25/2021

From all of us to all of you 🙏🎄💕

From all of us to all of you 🙏🎄💕

12/01/2021
11/18/2021

I’m happy to announce we have school groups booked every week through Christmas to volunteer their time at Share Your Soles. 🙏

University of Chicago Lab School is busting a move helping us sort shoes today. 🙏
11/10/2021

University of Chicago Lab School is busting a move helping us sort shoes today. 🙏

University of Chicago Lab School is busting a move helping us sort shoes today. 🙏

Excited to host the NHS seniors from Percy L Julian Highschool  today at Shareyoursoles
10/05/2021

Excited to host the NHS seniors from Percy L Julian Highschool today at
Shareyoursoles

09/25/2021

Please consider supporting my very special friend Denise Mercherson who is running this years Bank of America Chicago Marathon next week.
So very proud of you 👍

https://charity.pledgeit.org/ShareYourSoles
09/02/2021
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https://charity.pledgeit.org/ShareYourSoles

Home “We can’t walk in their shoes, let them walk in ours” Our mission is simple: “To provide gently worn/new shoes to those in greatest need around the world.” Your shoe donation gives someone the hope for a better, healthier tomorrow. Donating shoes to the Share Your Soles shoe charity i...

It’s 22 years ago that I started an amazing non profit that shares gently worn/new shoes from people blessed with spare ...
08/30/2021
Support Share Your Soles ~ Swallow Cliff Stair Stepper Challenge 2021

It’s 22 years ago that I started an amazing non profit that shares gently worn/new shoes from people blessed with spare shoes that could benefit those without. I’m asking for small
Donations from you for the stair stepper challenge. Please share the post if you will do that we may continue our work. Give up a small amount and know you have done a hood deed for a worthy cause. Please friends help!! :-)🙏
#swallowcliff #ChallengeChallenge #giveback. #change
https://charity.pledgeit.org/ShareYourSoles

Share Your Soles has distributed over 5 million pairs of shoes to those in need in impoverished countries in the world for 22 years. Share Your Soles ~ Swallow Cliff Stair Stepper Challenge will support the continuation of this life-changing cause with your support. The Swallow Cliff Stairs were the...

Photos from Share Your Soles Foundation's post
08/26/2021

Photos from Share Your Soles Foundation's post

Looking for a great fitness challenge?  Do you want to support a friend participating in the Swallow Cliff WoodsStair St...
07/26/2021
Support Share Your Soles ~ Swallow Cliff Stair Stepper Challenge 2021

Looking for a great fitness challenge?
Do you want to support a friend participating in the Swallow Cliff Woods
Stair Stepper Challenge? Click on the below link and help to make a difference.

https://charity.pledgeit.org/ShareYourSoles

Share Your Soles has distributed over 5 million pairs of shoes to those in need in impoverished countries in the world for 22 years. Share Your Soles ~ Swallow Cliff Stair Stepper Challenge will support the continuation of this life-changing cause with your support. The Swallow Cliff Stairs were the...

Share Your Soles is so proud to have Running for Kicks as a sponsor for our upcoming Swallow Cliff Stair Stepper Challen...
07/19/2021

Share Your Soles is so proud to have Running for Kicks as a sponsor for our upcoming Swallow Cliff Stair Stepper Challenge. Mel Diab, owner of this fabulous full service, one stop shop running store was also one of our very first “Shoe collection” sites.
Love you and your amazing team. ###
https://charity.pledgeit.org/ShareYourSoles
#stepchallenge #justdoit #fundraisingchallenge
Mona Purdy

Share Your Soles is so proud to have Running for Kicks as a sponsor for our upcoming Swallow Cliff Stair Stepper Challenge. Mel Diab, owner of this fabulous full service, one stop shop running store was also one of our very first “Shoe collection” sites.
Love you and your amazing team. ###
https://charity.pledgeit.org/ShareYourSoles
#stepchallenge #justdoit #fundraisingchallenge
Mona Purdy

07/16/2021

So proud of my dear friend Denise Mercherson !!

Thank you for participating, thank you for pledging a friend who’s participating. Fleet Feet Richards Building Supply - ...
07/16/2021
Support Share Your Soles ~ Swallow Cliff Stair Stepper Challenge 2021

Thank you for participating, thank you for pledging a friend who’s participating.
Fleet Feet Richards Building Supply - 111th ChicagoFox Home Center Inc.Michele Sabatini Bill Marcella Mary K Rawson
#challenge_challenge_challenge
#fitnessgoals #fundraiserevent

Share Your Soles has distributed over 5 million pairs of shoes to those in need in impoverished countries in the world for 22 years. Share Your Soles ~ Swallow Cliff Stair Stepper Challenge will support the continuation of this life-changing cause with your support. The Swallow Cliff Stairs were the...

When people ask us why we spend money to buy strong corrugated boxes to ship shoes in, this photo might help explain. Pe...
07/13/2021

When people ask us why we spend money to buy strong corrugated boxes to ship shoes in, this photo might help explain. People trapped in horrible living conditions are very creative. A box may become flooring, shelter, storage or a safety space for a baby.
Blessed day to you 🙏
#shoes #sharingiscaring #aboutlove

When people ask us why we spend money to buy strong corrugated boxes to ship shoes in, this photo might help explain. People trapped in horrible living conditions are very creative. A box may become flooring, shelter, storage or a safety space for a baby.
Blessed day to you 🙏
#shoes #sharingiscaring #aboutlove

07/12/2021

I’ve been back n forth with a runner named Igori who is from Moldova, an Eastern Europe country. Thanks to all who made it possible we will be donating a variety of running shoes to Igori’s running club. They have been training running in street shoes.
Blessing all 🙏
#givingback #runningShoes #sharingiscaring

And the beat goes on ###x
07/10/2021

And the beat goes on ###x

It’s a most beautiful day at Share Your Soles this morning. Hosting #OES Fidelity Chapter #33
07/10/2021

It’s a most beautiful day at Share Your Soles this morning. Hosting #OES Fidelity Chapter #33

Thank you Fox Home Center for being our latest Share Your Soles Swallow Cliff Woods Stair Stepper Challenge sponsor. We ...
06/29/2021

Thank you Fox Home Center for being our latest Share Your Soles Swallow Cliff Woods Stair Stepper Challenge sponsor.
We love you guys !!!
Happening this September
#sharingiscaring #community #givingback #shareyoursoles

Thank you Fox Home Center for being our latest Share Your Soles Swallow Cliff Woods Stair Stepper Challenge sponsor.
We love you guys !!!
Happening this September
#sharingiscaring #community #givingback #shareyoursoles

05/28/2021
eKiwanis Club of Greater Chicago has graciously graced us with their continued time, love and support of Shareyoursoles....
05/22/2021
Children Caring | Children Sharing

eKiwanis Club of Greater Chicago has graciously graced us with their continued time, love and support of Shareyoursoles.org
#ekiwanis. #communitysupport #love
#sharingiscaring

"We can't walk in their shoes, let them walk in ours" Click here to Donate This April 2021 we celebrate 22 years of service! Come make the world a better place by donation of gently worn/new shoes, scheduling a volunteer session, or much needed monetary (tax deductible) support.Email us at [email protected]...

05/21/2021

Thrilled to have Raffin Construction Company join our cause as a premier sponsor. Love you guys 💕
#Raffinconstruction

04/22/2021

Excited to be doing my first podcast with the awesome Tia Jones ! Xx

04/19/2021

Save the date! Oct 4, 2021 celebrating 22 years of service!
Share Your Soles golf outing
Idlewild Country Club
Event sponsorships, hole sponsors and golf participation info will be available soon. #event #charity #fundraising #donations #support #donate #givingback

We are honored to have a participant running in this years Bank of America Chicago Marathon benefiting Share Your Soles....
04/07/2021

We are honored to have a participant running in this years Bank of America Chicago Marathon benefiting Share Your Soles. A pledge form will be available soon for Denise Mercherson
Please consider supporting her efforts

We are honored to have a participant running in this years Bank of America Chicago Marathon benefiting Share Your Soles. A pledge form will be available soon for Denise Mercherson
Please consider supporting her efforts

Wishing everyone a very        Happy Easter from Shareyoursoles.org. 🙏#happyeaster #sharingiscaring #love
04/04/2021
Children Caring | Children Sharing

Wishing everyone a very
Happy Easter
from Shareyoursoles.org. 🙏
#happyeaster #sharingiscaring #love

To provide, to educate, to inspire, to change the world one pair at a time. Click here to Donate This April 2021 we celebrate 22 years of service! Come make the world a better place by donation of gently worn/new shoes, scheduling a volunteer session, or much needed monetary (tax deductible) support...

Hard to believe this photo was taken 18 years ago. Past Share Your Soles Board member Jesse White remains one of my favo...
03/26/2021
Children Caring | Children Sharing

Hard to believe this photo was taken 18 years ago. Past Share Your Soles Board member Jesse White remains one of my favorite people ever. He’s a timeless treasure. 🙏
#shoes #sharethelove #volunteer #caringandsharing

Click here to Donate Hello Friends! Due to covid, we are unable to host volunteers at this time. We are hoping the spring will be a safe time for us to resume business as usual. Until then please do not drop off shoes at our facility until further notice. There are other local charities in need of f...

03/14/2021

Happy Spring!!
I’m so excited to announce our reopening this (April 2021)after a challenging year of lock down. This April marks Share Your Soles 22nd year of service. What a wonderful ride it has been. Our donated shoes have reached the furthest corners of the world and changed the lives of millions. We will be open for volunteer groups of 10 or more and encourage monetary donations so our doors stay open and shoes get to those in the greatest need. Email us today for more info or check out our website @shareyoursoles.org
[email protected]
#sharethelove #shoes #volunteer #ChallengeChallenge #sharingiscaring

03/14/2021

Happy Spring!!
I’m so excited to announce our reopening this (April 2021)after a challenging year of lock down. This April marks Share Your Soles 22nd year of service. What a wonderful ride it has been. Our donated shoes have reached the furthest corners of the world and changed the lives of millions. We will be open for volunteer groups of 10 or more and encourage monetary donations so our doors stay open and shoes get to those in the greatest need. Email us today for more info or check out our website @shareyoursoles.org
[email protected]
#sharethelove #shoes #volunteer #ChallengeChallenge #sharingiscaring

01/06/2021

Our New Year is starting off on the right foot!
Air Comfort Corporation stepped up to our needs and donated the HVAC work needed for a portion of our facility in Historic Pullman. We are beyond grateful and so very appreciative for their generosity! 🙏🙏🙏 I’ve got to give a shout out to Deb Luchsinger Albrecht for making the intro. You are the best 💕
#volunteering #helpingothers #changemaker #community #givingback

01/05/2021

BIG thanks to long time friend & supporter Carla Cardona-Tapia
&
Family 🙏

My first day back at Share Your Soles and I’m Proud to be wearing this awesome tshirt from That's What She Said Project ...
01/05/2021

My first day back at Share Your Soles and I’m Proud to be wearing this awesome tshirt from That's What She Said Project . This organization has partnered with us and we are planning BIG things in the future !!
Thank you Jenette Jurczyk. xx

My first day back at Share Your Soles and I’m Proud to be wearing this awesome tshirt from That's What She Said Project . This organization has partnered with us and we are planning BIG things in the future !!
Thank you Jenette Jurczyk. xx

Address

11201 S Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL
60628

General information

Over 3 million pairs of shoes delivered since our program started. For drop-off locations throughout Chicagoland, visit http://shareyoursoles.org/donate-shoes/

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 10am - 3pm

Telephone

(708) 448-4469

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We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Chicago. Our Mission is simple: to collect gently worn / new shoes, and deliver them to those in greatest of need throughout the world.


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Have you registered yet? #IllinoisMarathon We'll be there collecting gently used shoes for our That's What Shoe Said shoe drive in collaboration with Share Your Soles Foundation! Start getting those shoes together now!!! #shoedrive
The collection has begun! ✨ Drop off your gently used shoes to help out the OLPH 6th grader’s service project. All shoes will be donated to Share Your Soles Foundation 🧡
Another round of thanks is in order. Part of what makes our Annual International Taste of Jerling so special, is that it really brings the community together. It takes many businesses, organizations, foundations, entertainers, families, and volunteers to put this together. Thank you to these fine organizations for being part of our day! Consulate General of Japan in Chicago Japan Information Center Share Your Soles Foundation Feed My Starving Children The Bridge Teen Center World Relief Chicago CAIR-Chicago United States Coast Guard - Marine Safety Unit Chicago Orangetheory Fitness Orland Park ChiroOne Orland Hills Million Dollar Moments Photo Booth See you tomorrow! To purchase tickets click here: https://jerlinginternationalfest2020.ticketleap.com/ To volunteer click here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c044ba5ae23a4f94-10th2/18092409 To donate concessions click here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c044ba5ae23a4f94-10th1/18092409
We are happy to announce that we are partnering with Share Your Soles Foundation this year at our Orland Women's Network, OWN event "Stepping into Success". being held on Thursday, April 23 at Chicago Gaelic Park. For more information go to our website www.orlandparkchamber.org
The Shoe Said Project is an official partner of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, where we have collected over 1,000 pairs of gently used shoes since 2016. Every pair of shoes has a story of their own…. our hope is to inspire the next story for the person whose life will be impacted by receiving a much-needed pair of shoes. Through The Shoe Said Project we get to change the lives of women and children around the world. http://bit.ly/ShoeSaidProject #womensupportingwomen #TWSS2020 We are so excited to partner with Share Your Soles Foundation in this endeavor!
Thank you to our partners University Community Service Center (UChicago), University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, University of Chicago Charter School, and all who participated in today's MLK Day of Service! Volunteers served at several community-based organizations on the South Side including Share Your Soles Foundation, Bret Harte Elementary CPS, Senior Suites of South Shore, First Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Featherfist, and Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, and packed meals for Rise Against Hunger and Kraft Heinz US Foodservice Foundation.
Today's Junior High Leadership Conference was a success! We'd especially like to thank our co-facilitators from Notre Dame College Prep, as well as our panel speakers: Mona Purdy of Share Your Soles Foundation, Gary Haeger of the Chicago Bears Coat Drive, RDHS alum Karina Kedo, and Maria Ullmann of Thirst Project. Paws up to all!
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Be A Superhero, Share Your Soles campaign so far! We are accepting donations of gently worn shoes at any Fitness Formula Club (FFC) around the Chicagoland area through October 11th! More details here: https://www.wciu.com/cw26/local-events/be-a-superhero-share-your-soles Share Your Soles Foundation
The Share Your Soles Foundation works to bring shoes to children and adults around the world who do not otherwise have access. You can help. Donate your gently worn gym shoes at Chicagoland FFC locations through October 11 → https://www.wciu.com/cw26/local-events/be-a-superhero-share-your-soles
In 1999, Mona Purdy founded Share Your Soles Foundation, a nonprofit that has since repurposed over 3 million pairs of gently worn shoes to those in need. Get involved: https://www.fleetfeet.com/s/chicago/news/a-conversation-with-share-your-soles-founder-mona-purdy⁣ ⁣ As a retailer, we have no problem in admitting we aren’t perfect in reducing our carbon footprint but we try to lead by example. From the small things such as recycling paper and cardboard in our stores, to replacing our plastic kitchenware, to switching to compostable cups at our Fleet Feet Hydration Stations on the lakefront. Our biggest effort came in 2000, when Fleet Feet became one of Share Your Soles’ first drop zones.⁣ ⁣ We stopped by the Share Your Soles warehouse, which is apart of the Historic Pullman District. We talked to Mona about how she relies on all of her relationships such as her sponsorship with American Airlines to make a bigger impact on communities.⁣ ⁣ Currently, Mona is organizing her efforts to help with the Hurricane Dorian disaster relief in The Bahamas. We accept gently used shoe donations at all of our Fleet Feet Chicago locations. ⁣ 📸: @christian_t_rasmussen
Be a superhero and share your gently used shoes at any of the CW26 Chicago/ The Jam TV Show drop locations at our clubs around the city to help support Share Your Soles Foundation & bring shoes to those in need around the world! FFC's Austin Head shares more with Carly Henderson - check out the video for details on the program below!
THE PAGE! Share Your Soles Foundation hosted a fundraiser with a Latin theme to support its noble mission of providing shoes for those in need across the globe. Read all about this unique nonprofit, founded by Chicagoan Mona Purdy, here in the Chicago Tribune: http://bit.ly/2y3qYhG (And please check its website for shoe donation locations too!)