|Starts||2 Nov 2019 (Sat)||Ends||3 Nov 2019 (Sun)|
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International fashion footwear and 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 the brands’ 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 in 2006, 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 developing countries, 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 generated by 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 of November 2019, ALDO will be accepting donations of new or gently worn shoes of any kind at selected ALDO outlets:
- ALDO ION Orchard: No 2 Orchard Turn, B2-20 S238801
- ALDO Bugis Junction: 200 Victoria Street, #01-39/40 S188021
- ALDO Raffles City: 252 North Bridge Road, #01-07 S179103
- ALDO Vivo City: 1 Harbour Front Walk, #01-191 S98585
- ALDO Tampines: 4 Tampines Central 5, #01-08/09 Tampines Mall S529510
- ALDO JEM: 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, #01-32, Singapore 608549
Donors will enjoy 30% off their next pair 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 be phasing 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, customers can also opt to go paperless and help to reduce the environmental impact by opting for electronic receipts in all ALDO Singapore stores.
For more info on ALDO, visit www.aldoshoes.com.sg
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