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Local organizer Tammy Francis with donation box and a couple of pairs of shoes. - Jim Sinclair
Local organizer Tammy Francis with donation box and a couple of pairs of shoes.
— image credit: Jim Sinclair

Soles4Souls is kicking off in Castlegar!

The wide-ranging effort which originated in Nashville Tennessee and more locally in Kelowna, has a charitable push going on which began on Monday, November 19 and will continue right through the month of December.

Over 300 million children worldwide are without shoes. Shoes are very often considered a required part of the school uniform in developing countries, and without shoes, many children are unable to attend school.

Changing the world one pair at a time, Soles4Souls is staging the Million Shoe Mission. In Canada the goal is to collect a million pairs of shoes in the next few years from every province.

Here's the list of locations where you're invited to drop off gently used footwear.


• Bagels 'n Brew

• Canadian Tire

• Castlegar and District Public Library

• Castlegar and District Recreation Centre

• Central City Shoes

• Curves

• Dairy Queen

• Kootenay Floral and Gift Boutique

• Mt. Sentinel Chiropractic

• Sew What? Dress making

• Tammy Francis Music Studio

• Valhalla Physiotherapy

• West's Department Store – Downtown

• Zellstoff Celgar Limited



• Castlegar New Life Assembly

• Church of God

If shoes have laces, please tie them together, if not, please fasten them together with tape or otherwise.

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