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Shoebox Recycling has begun

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on March 22, 2015 at 8:55 PM

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – SUNDAY, March 22, 2015 – The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township/Blackwood, in partnership with Community Recycling introduced a shoe-recycling fundraiser that promises ease and engagement for all involved. Community Recycling’s ShoeBox Recycling program recycles gently used shoes for reuse. The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township/Blackwood will collect shoes that will find new owners around the world. From South America and Africa to areas right here in the United States, the recycled shoes will go to help people and communities in over 50 countries.


Through ShoeBox Recycling’s SoleMate Note initiative, recyclers are urged to include a “SoleMate” note along with their recycled shoes telling their shoes’ new owner where they came from, what they were used for, or even any special memories attached to them. In return, the recipient can write back to complete the SoleMate connection.

"We are thrilled to become a part of this meaningful fundraising program that encourages our MEMBERS/COMMUNITY to take local action to support a larger global movement.” “In addition to the social and environmental impact of our recycling efforts, we will be raising much needed funds to support our club’s efforts to serve our community and the world.


Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R’—REUSE. With over 300 million pairs of reusable shoes hitting landfills each year, they are looking to change the way people think about their shoes.


"We want shoe recycling to become habit forming, engaging and rewarding for everyone involved," said Community Recycling president, Ira Baseman. “Our partnership with The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township/Blackwood is a great way to get that message out. ShoeBox Recycling not only helps people around the world but also works to inspire a new generation of recyclers right here in our own communities."





Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit clothing recycler with a focus on REUSE. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with more than 98% of the goods collected destined for REUSE here and around the world. Engaging people in the communities where they live is essential to making the recycling process as convenient as possible. Community Recycling is effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing, shoes and other secondhand things from landfills, generating new revenue streams for municipalities, townships, boroughs, commercial retail locations, schools, charities, thrifts; and fueling local economies by creating jobs both here and in emerging countries. Community Recycling offers a portfolio of innovative recycling programs including CR Home, CR Kids, CR Campus, CR Bins and ShoeBox Recycling. Visit us at for more information and please join us as one of our People Recycling for People.






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