Okay, this program is absolutely wonderful. I am so excited to share this information with you! There is an amazing program called Soles United that recycles used Crocs to make new ones that are then distributed to the less fortunate. You must watch the video on their site and see how they are providing shoes to those in need. These people probably have never even owned a pair of shoes before now. Not only are you recycling but you are helping these families.
To participate in the program, you can mail your Crocs in or find a retailer near you who is accepting the used Crocs. Unfortunately, I entered a few Charlotte zip codes and I don’t see a match for us. I am going to make some phone calls to promote awareness and see who we can get to participate. But for now, you can get the mailing address off the website.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. This is one of the coolest examples I’ve seen!
Let’s help keep this program alive! I am sure all of us have more crocs than we know what to do with. What a great idea! Thanks for educating us Dana!
LOVE THIS IDEA!Thanks for clueing me in — my daughter’s Cros will be sent in at the end of the summer!
Thank for you sharing. I can’t wait to participate in this program.
That is wonderful. I have heard of soles for soals but not this one. I love the idea and will use it as often as I can.
Hey Dana…this is something I have been working on too! I called the Birkenstock–Feet First store at the Arboretum and spoke to the manager. She was going to pass on to the owner that customers would like to be able to drop off their crocs at this location. Maybe we can get others to call in and make something happen b/c the closest dropoff is Salisbury. Charlotte can do better then that!
Thanks for the tip Missy! I called Greater Outdoor Provisions and REI but neither had heard of the program. They said they would look into it…. I will call the birkenstock store and as you said, maybe they will get on board if they receive a bunch of phone calls.
I just returned from tax-free shopping at Lebo’s in Kannapolis and they recycle old crocs!