Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Those pretty little purple Crocs on your feet are not going to last forever. So what do you do when they fall apart? The brilliant minds at Crocs started a first of its kind recycled footwear donation program called SolesUnited to help keep Crocs out of landfills and to give back to people in need around the world.

The SolesUnited website breaks down the process into 4 easy steps:

1. Wear your crocs until the tread becomes worn and they reach the end of their life.
2. Donate your worn-out crocs at participating retailers.
3. Old crocs are made into new SolesUnited recycled shoes.
4. SolesUnited recycled shoes are delivered to those who need them.

According to their website, SolesUnited has donated over 1 million pairs of shoes. Their 2008 goal is to donate 2 million pairs of shoes.

Log on to the SolesUnited website at www.solesunited.com to pledge to donate your Crocs when they are worn out and to find a participating retailer near you. Mom put in our zip code and there are 7 locations within 7 miles of our house.

I don't wear Crocs, but I know lots of people who do. If you wear Crocs, please do your part to keep Crocs out of landfills.

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