Thank you for your interest in supporting Brave Step’s Recycled Soles campaign. We are on a mission to strengthen adults impacted by sexual abuse and each donated "sole" fuels inspiration, education and personalized care! 

Participation in Brave Step’s Recycled Soles campaign is FREE! 

Brave Step is partnering with ReRun Shoes to collect gently-used shoes with 30 cents from every pound benefiting our mission. Collected shoes are cleaned and reused.

Get Involved!

  1. Become a collection site. Collect shoes at a your business and ask for customer participation.
  2. Host a drive for employees, members, church groups, local schools, etc.
  3. Donate individual pairs of shoes.
  4. Employer Matching Program. For each pair of shoes collected, the employer designates a dollar value to match the employees’ efforts.

Acceptable Shoes

Please ensure only gently-used, acceptable shoes are included in your shipping boxes.

Gently-used shoes:

  • Have 50% or more life left
  • Don’t have any holes or rips, especially in the toes of running shoes
  • Can be cleaned up easily
  • Have no paint, indelible marks or peeling
  • Soles are not worn out

Types of Shoes:

  • Men’s Shoes: Dress and casual shoes work best. Super worn heels and soles don’t work.
  • Kid’s Shoes: Casual, dress and athletic
  • Sports Sandals: Men’s, women’s and children’s. No flip flops or Crocs™ please!
  • Athletic Shoes: Men’s and women’s shoes
  • Sport Cleats: Kids and adults

Drop-Off Locations

Here's a list of local businesses supporting the Recycled Soles campaign. Please note business hours.

  • Advent Coworking
    • 933 Louise Ave #101, Charlotte, NC 28204
  • Cano Family Services, PLLC 
    • 1935 J.N. Pease Place, Suite 102 Charlotte
    • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Cross Roads Salon & Spa: Shannon Bacogeorge
    • 114 S Oak Ridge Rd Oakboro, North Carolina
    • Hours: Flexible (704) 486-7127
  • Elemental Healing Charlotte
    • 5200 Park Rd., Ste. 200-C, Charlotte, NC 28209
    • http://www.elementalhealingcharlotte.com/
  • Fit to Fight - Charlotte
    • 9129 Monroe Rd #135, Charlotte, NC 28072
    • Hours: M-Th 12 - 8:30 p.m., Fri 11-2 p.m., Sat 8-12 p.m.
  • FTF Fitness & Self Defense - Gastonia
    • 1124 E Hudson Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
    • Hours: M-Th 12 - 8 p.m., Saturday 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Glory Beans Coffee House
    • 134 W Main St., Albemarle, North Carolina 
    • Hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Northstone Country Club
    • 15801 Northstone Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078
    • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Pretty Please Boutique
    • 121 Renee Ford Rd. Locust, NC 28097
    • Hours: 10 to 6 p.m. each day
  • Sue Anne Wrenn Psychotherapy
    • 5200 Park Rd # 226 Charlotte, NC 28209
    • Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The David Hoffman Group - Keller Williams - Ballantyne
    • 3430 Toringdon Way, 2nd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28277
    • Hours: 9 to 5 p.m. each day
  • The David Hoffman Group - Keller Williams - Huntersville
    • 13620 Reese Blvd E, #130, Huntersville, NC 28078
    • Hours: 9 to 5 p.m. each day
  • Charlotte Hornets
    • Private Drive
  • Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
    • Various Locations
  • Motor Racing Network
    • Private Drive
  • Pet Dairy
    • Private Drive
How do I mail individual pairs of shoes?

If you prefer to mail in one or two pairs of shoes, please mail your package to:

Brave Step, 1832 Lawton Bluff Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226 - OR - 

Brave Step, 970 Stafford Farm Rd., Concord, NC 28025

Help Us Spread the Word

Special Thanks to Republic Services for Supporting This Initiative! 

Would you like to order collection boxes? Do you have questions? 

Contact us at community@bravestep.org

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