Turn Your Shoes into Safe Drinking Water

Nearly 4,000 children die every day from lack of safe drinking water, according to the United Nations. And the World Health Organization reports that poor water quality continues to pose a major threat to human health.

To ensure our basic needs, we all need 20 to 50 litres of water free from harmful contaminants each and every day. In addition, a child born in the developed world consumes 30 to 50 times as much water as one in the developing world. The state of human health is inextricably linked to a range of water-related conditions: safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, minimized burden of water-related disease and healthy freshwater ecosystems.

EDGE OUTREACH believes people like you and me can solve the world’s water problem. Partnering in 2010 with Shoeman Water Projects, they developed a way we can serve two purposes through donating one pair of old dress or running shoes: providing people in need with affordable footwear AND safe drinking water!

Help turn your shoes into safe drinking water in six easy steps:

  1. Clean out your closet of new and used shoes you no longer wear.
  2. Tie the laces or use a rubber band to keep both shoes in the pair together.
  3. Drop off your shoes in the EDGE OUTREACH collection box at Ken Combs Running Store or another location more convenient for you (see below).
  4. Shoeman picks up shoes from from drop-off locations.
  5. The shoes are given a second life when the Shoeman sells the donated shoes to exporters and retailers in the developing world. The resale of shoes provides jobs and affordable footwear.
  6. Money from the sale of the shoes is used to purchase well drilling rigs, water filtration systems, and other supplies to bring clean, fresh water to people in the developing world.

Ken Combs Running Store
4137 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207
Tel: (502) 895-3410

Store Hours
Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

PPG Porter Paints – St. Matthews139 Breckenridge Lane St. Matthews KY 40207-4903

Calvin Presbyterian Church
2501 Rudy Lane Louisville KY 40207
(502) 896-0303
Home Skate Shop1553 Bardstown Rd. Louisville KY 40205
502-456-69112.93 miles
Fifth Avenue Salon
Michelle Kay
305 Whittington Pkwy Louisville KY 40222

LifeWay Christian Stores

2120 S. Hurstborne Pkwy. Louisville KY 40222-1622

PPG Porter Paints

117 South Hurstbourne Parkway Louisville KY 40222-7959

Louisville School of Massage7410 New La Grange Rd. # 120 Louisville KY 40222-4871
Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.
Robert Liberty
225 S. Hurstborne Pkwy., STE 102 Louisville KY 40222
office 502-400-1
Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00
PPG Porter Paints
2931 Richland Avenue Louisville KY 40220-1456
PPG Porter Paints
9451 Westport Road Louisville KY 40241-2219
Porter Paints/PPG
3310 East 10th Street Jeffersonville IN 47130-7285
Inside – Out Family Fun Center
4601 Hamburg Pike Jeffersonville IN 47130
Discount offered with shoe donation- call for details!
Louisville Water Company
550 South 3rd Street Louisville KY 40202
502-569-3600State Farm, Jennifer Starke, Agent
Jessica office manager
315 N. English Station Rd. Louisville KY 40223-3911
M W THRS. 8:30-5:30, TUES. 8:30-7:00, FRI 9:00-5:00
Full Circle Chiropractics
9207 US Hwy. 42 Suite E Prospect KY 40059
Finishing Effects, INC
9521 US HWY 42 Prospect KY 40059-9289
502-228-4031PPG Porter Paints
801 South 3rd Street Louisville KY 40203-2213
PPG Porter Paints
12721 Shelbyville Road Louisville KY 40243-1534
Wright Stuff
11706 Main Street Louisville KY 40243-1426
Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling
Greg Scheller
11520 Shelbyville Rd. Louisville KY 40243-1308
(502) 245-1955
Porter Paints/PPG
319 East Lewis and Clark Parkway Clarksville IN 47129-1725
Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling
Greg Scheller
1000 Veterans Pkwy Clarksville IN 47129-2354
(812) 288-6100
PPG Porter Paints
5727 Bardstown Road Fern Creek KY 40291-1913
PPG Porter Paints
7900 Preston Highway Okolona KY 40219-3802
Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling
Greg Scheller
8323 Preston Hwy Louisville KY 40219-5309
(502) 969-4100
PPG Porter Paints
2731 West Broadway Louisville KY 40211-1334
PPG Porter Paints
5330 South 3rd Street Louisville KY 40214-2660