Dymon Self Storage, a Canadian self-storage operator with several locations in Ottawa, is partnering with Soles4Souls Canada, a Canadian shoe charity. Shoe donations can be made at any of the company’s locations.
Dymon Self Storage and participating sponsors hope to collect 200,000 gently worn shoes in April as part of Sole4Souls Canada’s Million Shoe Mission. Collected footwear will be sorted then distributed among several local Ottawa social agencies including Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa Carleton Immigration Services, Ottawa Mission, Harvest House Organization, St. Mary’s Home and Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.
The remaining shoes will be shipped to the Soles4Souls distribution center in Nevada where they will be sorted and shipped to other charitable organizations worldwide.
Soles4Souls has distributed more than 17 million pairs of shoes since its inception in 2004. The charitable organization has also responded to more than 40 natural disasters worldwide with relief aid.