We accept all types of footwear including gym shoes, sandals, boots, shoes of all sizes, men’s women’s and children’s. Your gently worn or brand-new shoes of any kind are going to people who may have never even owned a pair. It’s important that these shoes are in good condition to respect the dignity of those receiving them. Shoes older than five years old decompose, even if they were never worn. So please: be respectful with your donations, understand that our goal is to provide good, clean shoes to those in need. For example, tennis shoes should include laces and not have holes. We discard any old overly worn shoes!
We do not recycle, refurbish, or repair your donated shoes!
Drop locations and processing center information.
As our foundation expands, we will be continuously updating our drop site locations. Please check back to see if one is in your area, or if you would like information about becoming a drop site location, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*tax receipts are available, but in order to provide one, we need your shoes contained together (so we know the size of your donation) along with your contact information.
Cash donations are of great help to pay for the cost of processing and shipping shoes.
Drop off locations for shoe donations are listed below for Illinois, Indiana and California.
NOTE: Please drop off shoes in lidded boxes or tied bags (do not box them individually – bulk package them). It helps us to quickly and more efficiently process donations. Also, there is a limit on the number of shoes you bring to the drop sites! If you want to make a donation of THREE (3) OR MORE Pairs of shoes please take them to the Share Your Soles (Distribution Center) Historic Pullman Stable.
Share Your Soles (Distribution Center) Historic Pullman Stable 11201 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60628 708-448-4469
Well-Fit Triathlon & Training Wesley’s Shoe Corral Woodlawn Community School The Runners Edge The Runners Edge
1700 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60622
1506 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615
6657 S. Kimbark Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
524 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048
1515 Sheridan Rd. Wilmette 60091
Well-Fit Triathlon & Training
Wesley’s Shoe Corral
Woodlawn Community School
The Runners Edge
The Runners Edge
New Balance – Schaumburg Naperville Running Company New Balance – Geneva Fleet Feet Sports New Balance – Oakbrook Geneva Running Outfitters Play It Again Sports Orland Township Function Therapy & Rehabilitation New Balance – Orland Park Golden Shoes The Quest Eatery New Balance Merrillville
685 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173
34 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
1749 S. Randall Rd., Ste. E, Geneva, IL 60134
102 N Marion St., Oak Park, IL 60301
17W490 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
221 W. State St., Geneva, IL 60134
5600 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453
14807 S Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, IL 60462
14301 Golden Oak Dr., Homer Glen, IL 60491
9636 W. 161st St., Orland Park, IL 60467
12212 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463
1204 W. Lincoln Hwy. (U.S. 30), Schererville, IN 46375
757 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville, IN 46410
New Balance – Schaumburg
Naperville Running Company
New Balance – Geneva
Fleet Feet Sports
New Balance – Oakbrook
Geneva Running Outfitters
Play It Again Sports
Function Therapy & Rehabilitation
New Balance – Orland Park
The Quest Eatery
New Balance Merrillville
*ALL shoes should be Boxed, Sealed and Labeled with the Share Your Soles name on them prior to being delivered to these locations.