Since 2008, we’ve been working closely with UNICEFto support the education of vulnerable children by raising money through a unique shoe donation scheme.24/09/19
One of the world’s leading charities, UNICEF are responsible for feeding, vaccinating, educating and protecting more children than any other organisation. By working with families, local communities, partners and governments in more than 190 countries, their aim is to help every child realise their full potential.
We’re proud to have been working with UNICEFsince 2008, supporting their quest to educate vulnerable children everywhere by raising money through ShoeShare, an innovative donation programme that rehomes old or unwanted shoes.
Since we started, we’ve been able to rehome over 1800 tonnes of shoes (or approximately 2 million pairs) and donate over £1.5million to help vulnerable children.
Things don’t show any sign of slowing down either, and in 2018 alone we collected nearly 190 tonnes of shoes, which means over 200,000 pairs of shoes were diverted from landfill and donated to a great cause.
You can join us in helping UNICEF to reach even more kids in danger by donating your old or unwanted shoes at one of 500 Clarks stores around the UK, once they re-open. Your shoes will help to change children’s lives by buying equipment such as the ‘School in a Box’ – a transformational educational aid that turns any space into a learning area with enough resources to teach 40 children, providing them with the opportunity to learn, no matter where they are or what disaster has struck them.