Collect gently used and new shoes:
Individuals and groups donate "gently used" or new shoes. We are looking for all kinds of shoes: baby shoes, toddler shoes, kid shoes, men's dress and casual shoes, women's dress and casual shoes...
Shoes are shipped directly to Kenya:
Boxes of shoes are shipped directly to our store in Makutano, Kenya.
Drop off shoes:
A shoe drop (a small red barn) is located on the front sidewalk of GTWO in Maplewood, MO. Shoes can be dropped off at this location during store hours. We can arrange for special drops for larger quantities of shoes.
Shoes are sold at our store in Kenya:
Men and women come to our store to purchase shoes. Due to the more remote location, "gently used" American shoes are better quality than what is locally available.
Shoes are sorted and boxed:
Volunteers sort through the shoes; unfortunately, the condition of some shoes are too poor to resell in our Kenya store. Those shoes are sold to a wholesaler at very little benefit to us. All other shoes are boxed for shipping.
Shoe sales pay for:
Proceeds of the shoe sales are used to buy school uniforms and pay school fees for the children at Esther House.