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Rich Rosenberg
Elmhurst Photo Boutique
535 Spring Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126 Email us

Shoes for Children

What We Do:

We collect used, not abused, shoes and soccer balls to distribute to children worldwide - Africa, Haiti, Dominican Republic and the United States. View our gallery of previous shipments to South Dakota, Botswana, and Tanzania.

From Rich Rosenberg, Chairman:

The mission of helping others still remains simple and yet profound.  What can you do with unwanted but usable shoes? Simple give them to us, take a tax donation, and we will put them on some very deserving and needy feet.............. free.  And not in a landfill.

Read a Feed My Starving Children blog featuring a note from me (and some great photos!) about shoes and food arriving in Tanzania.

Rich Rosenberg   Chairman   Soles for Kids......Soles for Africa

Another success story from South Dakota:

"The big giveaway"   at Pine Ridge, South Dakota 
(Winter 2015/2016)

It was a wonderful event. Here are a few pictures. Two pictures show you the large number of people who came through the door.  One of the pictures show the empty tables after all is said and done.  I hope your benefactors can see how the gift of shoes are received and appreciated.
Thank you to all of you who gave, collected and mailed the shoes.
Thank  you fer allowing us to distribute your donations and thank you for helping our humble outreach ministries.

Angie Stover
Sioux Indian Reservation


So it's up to all of us. Simply collect children's shoes that no longer fit
or are out of fashion, but still have lots of life, and get them to our collection site at 535 Spring Road in Elmhurst...we 'll do all the rest.

Making a difference in the life of a child has never been simpler.

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Soles for Kids is Good for the Soul:

Read the March 2014 article from The Elmhurst Independent newspaper, written by Leslie Leader.

Kiwanis International has recognized “Soles for Africa” as one of its most significant charitable service projects and honored the participants at the 2013 World Wide Convention in Vancouver, Canada. Kiwanis featured Soles in its magazine story Footing the Cause.


Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Sioux Nation, South Dakota: South Dakota