Donate Your Sports Shoes To Charity

Do you have a pair of sports shoes you no longer use? Shoes that could be donated to those who need them? Many people have nothing to keep their feet warm and clean and we can all do our little bit to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

ProPodiatry Clinic has partnered up with Shoes for Planet Earth as a Shoe Collector.

Shoes for Planet Earth is a non-profit organisation working together with local & international communities to provide recycled running shoes to those in need around the world. They have to date donated over 55,000 pairs around the world - the biggest need coming from the homeless and indigenous sporting groups.

If you have a pair of sports shoes that you would like to donate, please bring them along with you when you visit a Podiatrist in our South Melbourne or Brunswick clinics.

Please follow the general guidelines listed below by the charity below:

SPORTS SHOES only please.

  1. NO HOLES and GOOD SOLES - It is not worth shipping shoes to an orphanage in Southern Africa if they are broken! Shoes for Planet Earth want to send shoes that will last a whole winter.

  2. CLEAN! Would you like to receive a dirty pair of shoes? They can be hand scrubbed or washed on a short cold cycle in the washing machine. Best dried in the sun stuffed with newspaper – no tumble trying please as it destroys the shoe.

  3. TIED TOGETHER in matching pairs - no individual pairs in plastic bags or boxes please – just more to throw away.

  4. SHOE LACES & INNER SOLES – yes please.

  5. THANK YOU for helping us to change the world one pair of shoes at a time.

Lastly, financial donations are always welcome and everything over $2 is tax-deductible. Please click here if you would like to make a financial donation.