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Sisterhood of Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley is proud to announce our 2019 sneaker drive fundraiser.

In the spirit of environmental and economic sustainability, we have partnered with GotSneakers, a sneaker recycling organization, which will compensate up to $3 for every pair of wearable athletic sneakers. There is no limit to the amount of money we can earn.

After the sneakers are collected, GotSneakers will process and distribute these sneakers around the world, specifically within impoverished nations. It is estimated that over 300 million pairs of sneakers are thrown away each year in America’s landfills and that over 600 million adults and children worldwide live barefoot. We can touch the lives of thousands by simply cleaning out our closets and collecting our unwanted sneakers.

The request is simple: Clean out yours and your family’s closets of all unwanted paired sneakers. Please bring them to the lobby of Congregation Emanuel of Hudson Valley, 243 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY.

Thank you for your partnership and support!

Sneaker Donation Guidelines

GotSneakers’ sneaker drive fundraising program is designed to motivate our sneaker recycling community towards the collection of wearable, reusable athletic sneakers.

We kindly ask our sneaker recycling partners to NOT send any non-athletic footwear including, but not limited to, boots, heels, sandals, and dress shoes of any kind.

 

Accepted:

  • NEW Athletic Sneakers and Sports Cleats (non-metal bottoms only) never worn with or without tags.
  • Used Wearable, Reusable Athletic Sneakers and Sports Cleats (non-metal bottoms only)
  • Used Non-Wearable, Reusable Athletic Sneakers and Sports Cleats (non-metal bottoms only)
  • All sneakers must be paired- no single shoes will be accepted.
  • Children & Adult sizes only, infant and toddler not accepted.

Note: Converse All-Star brand is the only brand of canvas sneakers accepted. For non-canvas sneakers, any brand is accepted.

Compensation Style & Quality Guidelines
NEW Athletic Sneakers and Sports Cleats (never worn with or without tags) $3
Used Wearable, Reusable Athletic Sneakers and Sports Cleats $1
Used Non-Wearable, Recyclable Athletic Sneakers and Sports Cleats $0.25
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