|2 Nov 2019 (Sat)
|3 Nov 2019 (Sun)
International fashion footwearand accessories brand, ALDO, will be holding a shoe drive to collect and donate pairs of new and gently worn shoes to Soles4Souls – a non- profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.
Through this shoe drive, ALDO aims to encourage sustainable and eco-friendly consumption, one of thebrands’ key values. By donating unwanted shoes, the amount of wastage sent to landfills is reduced and the shoes are instead given a new life, going on to provide jobs, food, and education for people in need.
Founded in2006, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. Their micro-enterprise programs offer a long-term solution to poverty through job creation in places like Haiti, Honduras and Sierra Leone.
The shoes are sold for an average of $1 per pair to non-profit partners in developingcountries, that provide business training to local entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs purchase the shoes and are then able to start businesses of their own selling the product in their local marketplaces. This allows entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn a sustainable income, and ultimately purchase necessities like food, shelter and education.
The income generatedby selling just one pair of shoes in Haiti can provide up to five meals for a family in need, whereas 30 pairs sold by an entrepreneur in Honduras can provide up to a year of schooling for a child. Revenue generated by Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise operations funds the organization’s free distribution programs, that provide new shoes to people in need both in the U.S. and around the world.
ALDO shoe drive for Soles4Souls information
From the 2nd to the 3rd ofNovember 2019, ALDO will be accepting donations of new or gently worn shoes of any kind at selected ALDO outlets:
Donors will enjoy 30% off their nextpair of ALDO shoes, valid only on the same day of donation and limited to one pair per shopper.
Shop responsibly at ALDO Singapore stores
ALDO Singapore will bephasing out all single-use shopping bags from stores across the country. This initiative encourages customers to opt to take the eco-designed shoebox made from recycled material and with a built-in handle that makes single-use bags obsolete. For customers who still wish to opt for the bag, reusable eco-totes made from recycled materials will replace paper shopping bags.
Additionally, customerscan also opt to go paperless and help to reduce the environmental impact by opting for electronic receipts in all ALDO Singapore stores.
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