How to Start Your Own Shoe Drive (or any other group donation)

In March, I decided that by May 1st I would try to collect at least 200 pairs of new/lightly-worn shoes to donate to Soles 4 Souls Canada to help wear out poverty. As you may have noticed, it’s already June, and I didn’t even hit 50 pairs by the first of this month. Along the way, I developed more and more ideas to make the next one a success, as well as dealt with some of the mistakes I made through out the journey.

Should you ever decide to host your own drive of some sort, hopefully these words of advice will help you: Continue reading

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give me your shoes!

Hoarding might as well be my full-time job, because I am just so damn good at it. Clothes, boxes, paper shopping bags (you know, the pretty ones), journals, old paperwork, children’s jewellery… I admit it, I have too much stuff that I don’t even use, and in most cases, I don’t even know it exists anymore. That’s why I’ve decided that this year, I will declutter once and for all. Continue reading