Get Involved

With the help of nearly 20 local service agencies guiding the qualifying process, dozens of volunteers, caring businesses acting as drop-off points and amazing shoe drives, in its first few months alone Shoe Bank Canada was able to provide more than 3,000 pairs of shoes to the working poor and homeless in 900 local households. Each spring, businesses and organizations across the country host Shoe Drives to collect thousands of shoes to make a difference in our communities and abroad.

Shoe Bank Canada’s donations go first to Canadians (in BC alone, shoes are shipped to 30 communities through 200 social agencies across BC). And then our shoe charity ships the excess to the less-fortunate overseas.

The result? With clean and comfortable footwear, men, women and children have the chance to experience a better quality of life as well as opportunities: With these shoes many recipients are able to get jobs that turns things around for their families.

So how can you help?

Do you have gently used shoes you no longer need?

Find a footwear Drop-Off location near you.

Get your organization behind something meaningful and fun:

Host a Shoe Drive

Become a Drop-Off Location


Shoe Bank Canada has partnered with companies to be drop-off locations in April. This makes it even easier for individuals like you to donate your shoes and help those in need around Canada.

Want to volunteer?

We currently have a number of volunteer positions open.

What Happens to My Shoes?

Maybe you’re wondering how the hi-tops or high heels you’ve just donated actually make their way to the soles of men, women and children in need.

Some useful links

Review the Collection Guidelines for Canada

Join the Regional Advisory Committee

Support a Charity and Become a Sponsor