The City of Chesterfield in partnership with Shoeman Water is helping to provide safe water to people around the world by hosting a shoe drive in 2016. Shoes of any size and in new or gently used condition can be dropped off at various locations listed below. The shoes will be donated to Shoeman Water, an organization that collects shoes to fund water projects around the world.
Not only do the shoe drives provide the funding for water programs, but the shoes enter a secondary market and become available to micro-businesses and entrepreneurs in developing countries. Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to purchase your donated shoes and resell them in markets in places like Guatemala, Haiti, and others. People in these countries then have the ability to purchase used shoes at a much more affordable price than buying new shoes. In this way, the funds raised from the shoe program cover their overhead costs and allow every penny from donations and fundraisers to go to water projects. For more information about Shoeman Water, visit www.shoemanwater.org.
Chesterfield City Hall
690 Chesterfield Pkwy West
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-5 pm
Parks, Recreation & Arts Building
17891 North Outer 40 Road
Monday-Friday: 8 am-4 pm
There will also be donation opportunities at local events. For details, visit chesterfield.mo.us to see which events will have a donation box.