Old Shoes Change Lives

Each Fall, we run our Annual Shoe Collection in the Washington, DC and Charleston, WV areas. Over the last nine years, we have kept over 70,000 pairs of shoes from landfills and have raised over $30,000 to help fund RI Preparatory School.

If you, your organization, community group, or business would like to participate, email info@rukundointernational.org. SSL hours are provided for students. There are also opportunities to schedule a drive in YOUR area. 

Shoe Collection Benefits:

2023 DC-Area Collection Details

We are looking for individuals, businesses, and community groups to help us collect used shoes! They can be any wearable condition, any size. You can begin to collect shoes NOW, and they can be dropped off ONLY between October 1 – October 15, 2023 at 17001 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD in the marked truck. (Please note that this is a private residence located next door to the Quince Orchard Substation). Flyers and signs are available below to aid with your collection. Thanks in advance for helping us to change lives!

Do you know a church, business, individual or community group (Girl Scouts, sports team, Rotary Club, etc), who might be interested in helping with our shoe collection? Please spread the word!

Step 1
17001 Germantown Rd Driveway

Turn in the driveway. The GPS (and even Google maps) says that 17001 is the Quince Orchard Substation. It is not. This is the driveway next to it.

Step 2

Locate the truck on the LEFT that is designated for the shoe collection..

Step 3

Locate the door on the left of the truck.

Step 4
Collected Shoes

Put the shoes inside as far back in the truck as possible, to make room for more shoes.

Shoe Collection Flyers & Signs

Shoe Collection Sign

Place this sign on your collection bins in your place of business, gym, church, etc.

Personalized Flyer

Let your colleagues, friends, and family know that you are collecting shoes! Use the button below to download the flyer and fill in your own collection info!

RI Shoe Collection Flyer

A general flyer to hang on bulletin boards, post on social media and more. Please help us spread the word!
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