2900

Pairs of shoes donated to-date

$2400

Funds Raised

In early 2022, we began a partnership with GotSneakers.com, an organization that compensates nonprofit organizations for the athletic shoes they collect.  The amount of compensation depends on the quality, style, and condition of the shoes.  New and gently used athletic shoes garner higher compensation and are distributed to people needing shoes.  The money we earn from this effort supports our programs that help local children and their families.

This initiative not only helps people who can’t afford footwear it also helps to keep shoes out of landfills.  Because athletic shoes are made with materials that are not biodegradable, most end up in landfills or are incinerated.  All heavily used and damaged shoes sent to GotSneakers are recycled either to reuse the materials or to convert to new energy.  So, your donated athletic shoes will not only help our chapter, they might also help others have quality footwear, and you’ll help the planet by keeping the shoes out of landfills.

Read more about this program at:  www.gotsneakers.com.

Drop-Off Locations

The following locations have partnered with ALNV to be a physical drop-off location for your gently-used sneakers. For information on additional drop-off locations, please email the associated area email above.

Need to make other arrangements?

For information on how to drop-off sneakers in your area, please contact us using the associated email:

Donation Guidelines

While we appreciate your willingness to give, not all donations will be accepted. We please ask that all donors be advised of the following donation guidelines.

GotSneakers will only accept pairs of athletic shoes, such as: running, basketball, gym & training shoes; shoes with rubber cleats, and lifestyle and casual shoes. Unfortunately non-athletic footwear, such as dress shoes, heels, rain boots, sandals, slip-ons, water socks, or wedges are not accepted.

Preferred Brands

As with all fashion, names are important. GotSneakers finds the most success with the following brands:

  • Adidas
  • Altra
  • APL
  • Asics
  • Brooks
  • Columbia
  • Converse All-Stars
  • Fila
  • Hoka One One
  • Jordan
  • KEEN
  • Mizuno
  • New Balance
  • Nike
  • On
  • Puma
  • Reebok
  • Salomon
  • SAS
  • Saucony
  • Skechers
  • Under Armour
  • and Vans

GotSneakers accepts some brands of hiking boots, such as Merrell, KEEN, and Salomon.