Your Supporters Can Mail-In the
Athletic Shoes for Faster Processing

The Sneakers4Funds Mail-In Program allows groups to have their fundraising champions mail-in gently worn, used and new athletic shoes they collect directly to us. The purpose is to make the collection process easier and faster both for our athletic shoe drive fundraising partners and their supporters.

The supporters of partners that enter into an agreement with Sneakers4Funds for our mailer program will receive a prepaid bag. Each person who receives a bag will have a goal to collect at least 10 pairs of gently worn, used and new athletic shoes. Once the bag is filled, the supporter will ship the prepaid bag directly to Sneakers4Funds. Once the bag is received, it will be processed and reconciled.

  • Supporters who receive the prepaid collection bag agree to collect at least 10 pairs of gently worn, used and new athletic shoes. Remember, the more athletic shoes collected, the more money you make.
  • Your supporters ship the bag (at no cost to them) directly to the Sneakers4Funds warehouse via the U.S. Postal Service.
  • There is no need for your champions to take the bags of footwear to you. It saves you storage space and waiting for a Sneakers4Funds truck to have to pick-up the athletic shoes. It also allows for quicker reconciliation.
  • We issue a check to your group within 2 business days of the receipt and processing of the footwear at our warehouse.
  • Important note: It is essential that your donors, volunteers, and champions know that the only types of footwear that will be accepted are sneakers, trainers, cross-trainers, walking shoes, and racing shoes. We do not accept regular shoes, cleats, roller-skates or roller-blades.*

Why is Sneakers4Funds so specific on the types of athletic shoes that will be accepted?


  • In developing nations, the vast majority of people do not own cars. Adults and children have to get to work, schools, and to other places by foot. There is an enormous need for sneakers and trainers because walking is the primary mode of transportation.
  • We consolidate the athletic footwear that your supporters collect and ship to us in the prepaid bags with thousands of other footwear and send them around the world to small business owners. These micro-entrepreneurs sell the footwear in their communities, often in places with systemic poverty.
  • It is essential that the athletic shoes be what micro-entrepreneurs and their communities need.
  • You and your champions collecting gently worn, used and new shoes help create commerce and opportunities for adults in need of jobs. They also give people the types of footwear they need to get from place to place by walking.

Ask your supporters to empty their closets and homes of gently worn, used and new athletic shoes for their favorite group or club, as well as for people in developing nations.
For more information, please call Sneakers4Funds at 407-930-2979.

*Important Notice: It is essential only to receive athletic shoes from your supporters. If the bags are mixed with other types of footwear that are not accepted, we may have to deduct the price of the prepaid bag.