ShoeBox Recycling and Famous Footwear Collaborate to Recycle Shoes

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ShoeBox Recycling Proceeds will Benefit Socks for Soldiers

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Shoe recycling needs to become as familiar to us all and as easy to perform as bottle, can, and paper recycling.

Today, retailer Famous Footwear, in partnership with ShoeBox Recycling, introduced in-store shoe recycling for all of their customers in the Philly Metro region. With ShoeBox Recycling bins placed in all sixteen (16) store locations, shoppers are encouraged to responsibly discard of their old shoes with an instant $10 off purchase of $50 or more for participating. The goal for ShoeBox Recycling is to raise awareness and education about the need to participate regularly in shoe recycling, where all of the secondhand goods are destined for reuse. Famous Footwear jumped on the bandwagon in an effort to raise funds for Socks for Soldiers and the USO.

“Involving our customers in this type of recycling participation is a fun and easy way to make change by taking simple and meaningful steps,” said Tony Folin, District Sales Manager at Famous Footwear. “This partnership allows our community to help other people who need affordable shoes, help our city in waste disposal, help our planet overall—and best of all, all of the proceeds will go to Socks For Soldiers. It’s a win-win no matter how you look at this.” What the company lives by is: “It’s not just about doing business; it’s how we do business and making a difference”.

ShoeBox Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with all of the shoes collected destined for reuse by those in need of affordable footwear. With over 300 million pairs of perfectly reusable shoes hitting landfills each year, they are looking to change the way people think about their shoes.

"Shoe recycling needs to become as familiar to us all and as easy to perform as bottle, can, and paper recycling,” said Lisa Pomerantz, Queen of Sole at ShoeBox Recycling. “Our collaboration with Famous Footwear is a great way to get this important message out. Their offer of an instant $10 off purchase of a new pair ($50 or more) further sweetens the deal for the consumer.”

The hope is that as customers purchase new shoes, they will simply toss their existing pair in the ShoeBox shoe bin. ShoeBox Recycling pays Famous Footwear by the pound for all shoes collected and all monies earned will go toward, Socks for Soldiers. This is a community/USO partnership to our soldiers in the Middle East. Troops deploying overseas through the USO and Famous Footwear will be handing out clean WigWam socks made in the USA to as many soldiers as possible. They have no interest in the politics in this war; only in showing support to our troops by sending love in a special thoughtful way.

“The alignment of ShoeBox Recycling, Famous Footwear and Socks for Soldiers is truly remarkable, says Folin. Our hope is that we are so successful in this region, that we can expand our efforts together.

Below is a list of participating Famous Footwear locations where shoes can be accepted for reuse:

Columbus Blvd            1851 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA. 19148
Franklin Mills             1464 Franklin Mills Cir. Philadelphia PA. 19154
Whitman Plaza          9751 E. Roosevelt BLVD, Philadelphia PA. 19114
Neshaminy                    700 Rock Hill Drive, Bensalem PA. 19020
Warminster                 940 W Strret Road, Warminster, PA. 18974
Montgomery Mall            121 Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA 19454
Willow Grove                116 Park Ave. Space 6B , Willow Grove , PA 19090
Doylestown                 400 W Main St. Doylestown PA. 18901
Levittown                179 Levittown Pkwy- Suite A, Levittown PA. 19055
Oxford Valley        325 Commerce Blvd. Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Lansdale                2333 Main St. Lansdale, PA 19446
Quakertown                 180 N.W. End Blvd, Quakertown PA. 18951
Trexlertown                6900 Hamilton Blvd, St 4- Trexlertown PA, 1808
Palmer Mall                141 Palmer Park Mall, Easton PA. 18045
Allentown                938 Airport Center Drive, Allentown PA. 18109
Philipsburg NJ            1203 New Brunswick NJ, 08865                

Recycle your shoes, find your SoleMate. Help our soldiers along the way.


ShoeBox Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. Founded in 2011 with a mission to recycle as many pairs of shoes as possible while offering the opportunity to find your SoleMate in the process. With over 300 million pairs of shoes hitting landfills each year, ShoeBox Recycling is looking to change the way people think about their shoes and the need for reuse around the globe. ShoeBox Recycling is headquartered in Fairless Hills, PA. For more information, call 888.482.5754. Visit us at

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