Was charity and working for a social cause one of your new year resolutions in 2010, but you never got around doing it? Well, you have not run out of time in that case as many charities are still collecting goods. Worldly soles is a charity that collects shoes and ships them to Haiti, Nepal and Africa where they are much needed.
Worldly souls is an Australian Initiative started by students of TAFE and Volker Euler, the North Sydney College Association Executive Officer is the co-ordinator. It was started in 2010 with an aim of collecting more than 100,000 shoes in the year. With a large number of collection points across the city and a facebook group this initiative has got very popular in a short time. Worldly Soles has worked with more than 50 colleges across NSW to collect shoes from the community.
The charity asks for clean, usable shoes of all sizes and shapes. If you have spare shoes lying in your cupboard or unwanted pre-loved shoes then it's a great idea to donate it to them so that someone who really needs the shoes can make use of it.
Some of the collection points in Sydney are listed below.
Town Hall (One Stop Shop) Level 2 Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street Sydney
Redfern Neighbourhood Service Centre, 158 Redfern Street Redfern
Kings Cross Neighbourhood Service Centre, 50-52 Darlinghurst Road Kings Cross
Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay
Glebe Library, 186 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Newtown Library, 8-10 Brown Street, Newtown
Haymarket Library, 744 George Street, Sydney
Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street Surry Hills
Ultimo Library, 40 William Henry Street Ultimo
Waterloo Library, 770 Elizabeth Street Waterloo
North Sydney TAFE College Association
From 2011, only the North Sydney collection point will operate.
The charity is also accepting Jeans and Jackets that are new or in good condition now.
So if you have not got a chance to do your bit of good this year, hurry up!!