Some Soles4Souls shoes sold overseas

The Tennessean
Apr 4, 2011

Millions of pairs of used shoes donated to Soles4Souls by churches, civic groups and individuals don’t go directly to the impoverished people the charity says it is helping. Instead, Soles4Souls ships most of the donated used shoes to for-profit wholesalers and collects a handling fee. The wholesalers then ship the shoes overseas. There, vendors sell the shoes in marketplaces. MBA student Clark Bosslet, studying social entrepreneurship, is quoted.