Bag up your unworn shoes and bring them to PetSmart this weekend to help the shelter animals. Clean out those closets and look under your bed for shoes to donate to a great cause. Those old, still wearable shoes you will never wear again can help out a furry friend at the Animal Care and Adoption Center in Texarkana. The more shoes collected, the more money raised for the shelter. 

Texarkana Friends of the Shelter is hosting a shoe drive to raise money for the animal shelter. They need to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes by Nov. 9. If anyone would like to help collect shoes or if you want to donate shoes, they would love to hear from you.

Drop Off Locations:

  • PetSmart, Richmond Road, Texarkana
  • Big Jakes on Richmond Rd.
  • Fashion Cleaners on Texas Blvd., Richmond Road and Arkansas Blvd. locations
  • Legendary Firearms on Slaton Drive
  • Animal Care and Adoption Center on Harrison

Additional drop off locations will be announced on the Texarkana Friends of the Shelter Facebook page, but you can always drop shoes at the shelter or one of the other locations listed. They can be new or used in good shape. If you would like to be a drop off location, please let them know.

The shoes will be delivered to micro-enterprises in countries like Haiti, Uganda, Bolivia, and several others. The program will provide funding to the organization, while benefiting people in developing nations through the creation of jobs selling shoes, which in turn, provides sustainability for them while keeping millions of shoes out of landfills.

Please donate your new or gently worn shoes to help raise money for the animals in our community.