Soles4Souls

Rating: 4.41 stars   39 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 319 Martingale Dr. Old Hickory TN 37138 USA

Mission: Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.
Results: 20 million pairs of shoes have been distributed in 127 different countries since 2006!
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

There are no words to express how truly wonderful of an experience working with Soles4Souls is! Truly LIFE CHANGING! 3 years ago, I teamed up our small school and small community with Soles4Souls, and successfully collected nearly 10,000 shoes in 2 months! We now are home to one of their largest warehouses and are Ohio's Regional Collection Site, thanks to Keller Trucking! Last year we collected 41,500 books for Hope4Souls, and this year, we have a goal of 50,000 shirts for Clothes4Souls. The staff is amazing and very hands on! I have personally visited their world headquarters in Nashville, and was amazed at their open door policy. We personally met everyone that was at work that day! This organization has changed not only my life, but the life of our school, and our community! Hands down, the best organization EVER!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Our Director of Field Sales & Marketing (functioning as President of Women in Cable & Television President) got us active along with competing Cable Companies to donate shoes for Soles4Souls. When all was said in done we donated over 80 pairs of shoes. I was responsible for collecting them from Wisconsin Time Warner, packing them and getting them shipped. I received wonderful thank you notes from WICT, Soles4Souls and even Village Northwest Unlimited who received some of the shoes for their clients. It is a most worthwhile charity to donate shoes to.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

As part of a large national walking event, I first learned about Soles4Souls in 2009 when we began recycling shoes post-event to be donated to them. I gained interest in S4S and continued to follow their doings in various ways, mostly online. I can see the difference they are making in the lives of thousands of impoverished peoples. This is an easy and accessible way to make a difference and the results are plain to see in the smiles on recipients' faces as they wear their new shoes with joy.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Soles4Souls not only does great work, but they do it well, and with integrity. Their organization is filled with people who truly care about those they serve.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I was informed by people who have been to the Domican Republic that all the shoes and clothing items sent over there are taken by the local citizens and sold on the street corners in Haiti. There was also a show on tv explaining all the scams going on involving donations by good hearted caring citizens of the US. They even showed a rapper singing his song about how the citizens of the US are so stupied and that's with a captial "S". They laugh in our faces and brag about how rich they get off of our good intentions. Why do we keep falling for all these sick scams. Leave me out of this one.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make personal deliveries and see them through, perhaps to schools, hospitals. orphanages, etc., and see to it all donations make it into the hands of the needy, and not just anyone.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Wanting to help the needy

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Last donation will be the last donation.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Perhaps you should find an organization in the US who needs help until this problem and be resolved.

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