Hamilton Area YMCA

Shoes for Seeds Program

Did you know that your old athletic shoes (running & soccer) can be re-purposed to help Y’s in developing nations support themselves? 

A single pair of used athletic shoes can also remove one ton of carbon from the atmosphere!  Those dusty shoes in your closet have more power than you know!

“Y’s of America Used Athletic Shoes for Seeds” program: We want to help you harness that power by supporting the MORE Foundation Group. 

MORE - a Delaware 501c3 non-profit – provides used athletic shoes to vendors in developing nations. 

The proceeds enable MORE to send millions of tree seeds and training to less fortunate Y‘s overseas.

The overseas Y’s then plant a variety of trees, which in turn provides them food, fuel, fiber, and income.

How You Can Help:  Instead of decomposing in landfills, one pair of your re-purposed used athletic shoes can send 10 seeds to a Y overseas and removes one ton of carbon from the atmosphere!

Bring in your used - but not abused - athletic shoes. The MORE Foundation needs gently-used athletic shoes (running and soccer, adult sizes only 6 – 11.) 

Where to Put Your Shoes? Look for the collection box at The Sawmill Branch.

Local Action with a Global Reach!