Old Shoes Change Lives

Each Fall, we run our Annual Shoe Collection in the Washington, DC and Charleston, WV areas. Over the last six years, we have kept over 51,000 pairs of shoes from landfills and have raised over $21,000 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:

  • Shoes are kept out of landfills, preventing hazardous chemical contamination.
  • Shoes create microenterprise in developing countries, providing opportunities for impoverished families to earn a living.
  • RI earns funds for every pair of shoes collected to fund our programs. It’s a win-win-win!
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