Shoe Drive Fundraiser
Open Horizons is teaming up with Angel Bins to collect new and gently used shoes through July 31. We are raising money for Open Horizons but also helping the developing world and our environment. See the information in the flyer for a location to drop off your shoes. You can also contact us to pick up your shoes or give them to an Open Horizons contact directly.
Angel Bins is a for-profit recycling company that helps various organizations raise money through the recycling of shoes. The shoes collected from our Angel Bins shoe drives are processed and distributed globally to developing nations. Sadly, due to high rates of poverty and diseases in countries of Africa and South America, a quality pair of shoes can be the difference between life and death. Our partners overseas repair and resell the shoes collected in the US. Most of those entrepreneurs are women who are the sole bread winners for their families. This gives them the opportunity to support themselves and their families.
What most people don’t know is that the textile industry is the second most polluting industry in America. As a result of collecting shoes, waste is deferred from our landfills thus impacting the environment and lowering our carbon footprint.