About Sal’s Shoes
Founded in 2013, Sal’s Shoes finds new feet for children’s shoes – outgrown before they’ve been outworn. They work nationwide across the UK and internationally with partner organisations, providing shoes to those most in need via a network of other charities, asylum seeker and refugee centres, baby banks (0-16 years), community organisations, domestic violence refuges. food banks, homeless shelters, schools, sport for good programmes and soup kitchens. To date, Sal’s Shoes have distributed just under 5 million pairs of shoes in 59 countries around the world; including increasingly here in the UK. Last year, over 90,000 pairs of Sal’s Shoes were sent out across the country. The Charity also currently stocks 10 Sal’s Shoes ‘shops’ nationwide, in existing community spaces, where families in need can enjoy the experience of a shopping trip, and choosing the shoes they need without having to pay for their ‘purchases.’ Sal’s School Shoes Fund distributes new school shoes, PE trainers and Wellington boots to students across the country. Last year, over 14,000 pairs were distributed. Sal’s Shoes increasingly receives in kind donations from retailers and manufacturers including samples, end of season stock and shoes that may have a cosmetic flaw but are practical in every other sense. The Charity collects all types of different footwear in all sizes so long as the adult sized shoes are still practical footwear such as trainers. They do not collect high heels. Sal’s Shoes would particularly welcome any donations of new trainers and school shoes which are most in demand in the UK. Donor companies can request the distribution of footwear internationally if they’d prefer it not to be distributed in the UK.