During this time when everyone’s at home and looking for activities to pass the time, Soles4Souls is asking parents and kids all over the world to be a superhero “4 The Planet.” Here’s why: the average person in North America throws away 70 pounds of textiles every year. That’s 21 billion pounds of extra waste dumped in our landfills!
In case you’re not familiar with Soles4Souls, we turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. Your gently used shoes and clothing can provide a job for women in developing countries, like Haiti, Honduras and Guatemala through our micro-enterprise program.
If you go to soles4souls.org/4theplanet/, you can download, print and color your own superhero costume. Show us how you are saving the planet by packing up your gently used shoes and clothing and then, through our friends at Zappos, you can ship them to us for FREE by printing off the prepaid shipping label. #DoGoodFeelGood