Sizes 6-9 greatly needed!
This year the Harvest of Hope Foundation of Gainesville, Florida has distributed more than 1,200 pairs of donated gently used and new shoes and sneakers to migrant programs around the country to give to migrant farm workers and families
If you have gently used shoes that you just don’t wear anymore, here is a chance to recycle them by donating them to hard working migrant farm workers and their families harvesting and producing many of the fruits and vegetables we enjoy daily. They need adequate footwear for field work and often cannot afford to purchase shoes for their children. We accept all sizes but sizes 6-9 are preferred.
Gainesville Area Donations
Through the continued support of our outstanding community partners, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has set up these drop-off locations for your used or new footwear.
1) Lloyd Clarke Sports Store at 1501 NW 13t Street very close to NW 16th Avenue. Tel: 372-7836
2) Orange and Blue Textbooks at 309 NW 13th Street close to University Avenue. Tel: 375-2707
3) Orange and Blue Textbooks at 3421 West University Avenue, by NW 34th Street. Tel: 378-0070
Donations Outside of Gainesville
If you reside outside of the Gainesville, Florida area, please contact Phil Kellerman, Foundation president, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org concerning your donation. Please email him the number of shoes being donated and the state and zip code you are located. Phil will make contact with you concerning collection and distribution of your donation.
If you have a large collection of shoes to donate, the Harvest of Hope Foundation is willing to pay for the shipping via parcel post (least expensive). However, since we are a humanitarian organization, we welcome folks to pay for shipping on their own to save the foundation money to be used to provide emergency and educational financial aid to migrant farm workers and families.
Fall 2011 Shoe Donation Campaign [download press release]
- Lloyd Clarke Sports
- CHISPAS of UF
- OBT Textbooks
- Regions Bank (Tower Road)
Get Involved. The Harvest of Hope Foundation for migrant farm workers welcomes individuals and groups interested in volunteering or organizing fund raisers in your local area. [read more]