Shoe Donations Share Tweet Pin Share Happy Feetz is proud to partner with Soles4Souls , a non-profit with a simple but compelling mission statement: "To impact as many lives as possible with the gift of shoes." Soles4Souls began after its founder, Wayne Elsey , was watching footage of the Hurricane Katrina disaster and noticed a solitary shoe floating in the water. Instead of letting the thought pass, Elsey spear-headed a shoe drive that grew into an impressive organization that has placed shoes into the grateful hands of millions worldwide. The first week in June is Barefoot Week ; in the spirit of helping, you can type in your zip code on the Soles4Souls.org to find a recycling/donation station near you. Soles4Souls counts Scarlett Johanneson and Rachael Ray among its supporters. Every step helps!