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Join our Network of Shoe Drop-Off Locations in NYC!
New York City is the homeless capital of the United States and the need for men’s, women’s and children’s shoes is very great. We are collecting shoes throughout the city and need additional drop off locations. If you are affiliated with a church, synagogue, school, business or service club and would like to join the Shoes for the Homeless, Inc. network of shoe drop off locations in NYC, email us at email@example.com for more information. We need drop off locatio
Founder Dr. Ira Diamond Receives Award from RPCVLA
The Board of Directors of Shoes for the Homeless, Inc. is proud to announce that Founder Ira Diamond, DPM received the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Los Angeles Annual Local Hero Award at their 2018 Annual International Dinner in October. Dr. Diamond spoke at the dinner about the critical need of shoes in the homeless population. RPCVLA's mission is to promote cross-cultural awareness and international development through community service and social interaction. SFTH
Shoes Processing - Volunteer Opportunity on December 15!
Hello friends, Help the Homeless- one step at a time. We need volunteers to help us process shoes for one hour at our next shoe processing event. It will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2-3 PM. The location is West LA College (Lot 5 next to the Sheriff's station) located at 9000 Overland Avenue in Culver City, CA 90230. Shoe processing is where we sort shoes, put rubber bands around them, put them in groups and place them in bags. Please email us at info@shoe
Denver Non-profit receives much Needed Shoes!
Thank you to Aon Risk Services, Inc. (Denver Office) www.aon.com for joining us in hosting a “fill the box” shoe drive for the homeless. More than 100 pairs of shoes were collected and directed to Urban Peak, www.urbanpeak.org, a wonderful Denver non-profit organization. Urban Peak was founded in 1988 and provides a full spectrum of services for youth ages 15-24 who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. Services include: an overnight shelter, a
Shoe Processing on Sunday – We found not one, but three!
Thank you to all our volunteers who attended our shoe processing event on Sunday. We had lots of volunteers and processed around 1,500 pairs of men’s, women’s and kid’s shoes in one hour! The event began with an assignment. We were contacted by a homeless gentleman who requested a size 10 ½ men’s steel toed work boot. He told us that he was offered a construction job which would get him off the street, but was required to wear steel toed work boots. We made an announceme
Good Shoes = Dignity
An often overlooked benefit of a good pair of shoes for someone who is homeless is that they promote dignity. Recently a homeless gentleman in his middle 40s reached out to us saying that he really wanted to go back to church. Dr. Diamond asked him what was stopping him. He looked down at his feet and said “Look at my shoes. Would you go to church with shoes like these?” He told him that he wore a size 9 and that receiving a pair of men’s dress shoes would be wonderful. SFTH
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