We are proud to support Shoe Aid with a donation of 1,000 pairs of children’s shoes, totalling a retail value of almost £14,000. The donation was made after Pavers Shoes acquisition of Jones Bootmaker in 2018, which brought with it a large quantity of children’s footwear.
In the UK alone, there are almost 4 million children living in poverty and approximately 400,000 individuals who are homeless, each week around 2 million pairs of shoes are sent to landfill. Shoe Aid is dedicated in reducing waste and redistributing unused and unwanted footwear across the UK and worldwide.
Founded by Lee Todd in 2010, Shoe Aid works with major retail and commercial footwear suppliers throughout the UK and worldwide, accepting donations through collection points in many supermarkets and from football clubs and schools. Since its founding, Shoe Aid has distributed close to one million shoes worldwide, receiving direct requests from charities, schools and other organisations, which are fulfilled by donations just like this!
"We are delighted to supply Shoe Aid with over 1,000 pairs of new, high-quality, branded children’s shoes. Shoe Aid does a great job in distributing footwear to those in need around the UK. We bought the footwear as part of the acquisition of Jones Bootmaker, but they do not fit into our plans to rejuvenate this much-loved brand.
Donations like this help to avoid unnecessary waste, whilst also benefiting those in need. I believe Shoe Aid will do a great job in distributing these to families that are unable to afford to buy shoes for their children." Stuart Paver, Managing Director of Pavers Shoes
At Pavers Shoes we encourage all our colleagues to get involved in community and charitable events, as such in 2018 The Pavers Foundation was founded, an employee-led charity dedicated in making a meaningful impact with surrounding communities throughout the UK. Why not pop over to The Pavers Foundation website today and discover how our colleagues are supporting communities just like yours.