Shoeman Water Projects – We Turn Used Shoes Into Water!
Shoeman Water Projects collects donated shoes – any kind, new or gently used – from schools, churches, businesses and shoe drives, exports the shoes to street vendors in places like Haiti, Kenya and South America and uses the funds from exporting for clean water programs in communities around the world.
The secondhand shoes are a valuable product for street vendors to sell at affordable prices. The end users are people who do not have shoes and cannot afford to purchase new shoes. The shoes protect the new owner’s feet from foot abrasions, parasites and mites.
Funds generated from the export of shoes provide well drilling rigs, water purification systems, and hand pump repair. People who thirst receive fresh drinking water.
How Can You Help?
You can bring shoes to the shoeless and water to the thirsty by making a shoe donation. Gather the shoes you no longer wear and pair them by tying laces together or putting a rubber band around them. We need wearable shoes without holes. Any style of shoe is needed – from high heels to tennis shoes to flip flops.
Enter your zip code in the shoe drop locator on the left to find drop-off locations near you. Place the shoes in a plastic bag, and drop them. It is easy as that!
Shoeman Water Projects is a work of Eagle Wing Ministries, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, working to alleviate as much human suffering as possible.