Since 1985 Quick Cobbler has been running the ‘Homeless Shoes Program’, where good, usable shoes donated by our customers, are distributed by us, free of charge to organizations helping the homeless in Vancouver. To date, over 25,000 pairs of shoes and boots have been distributed.
If you have shoes you no longer use that are in good shape, please come and drop them off at our shoe repair shop: Quick Cobbler, 430 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Footwear donations are accepted during business hours only.
After inspection of the donated footwear, and making minor repairs if necessary, we will ship the shoes and boots to local organizations helping the homeless.
Organizations we currently donate shoes to are:
Salvation Army Harbourlight Centre
Working Gear Clothing Society
Downdown Eastside Women's Centre
Positive Living Society of BC
Downtown Eastside Foot Clinic
Vancouver Native Health Positive Outlook
Positive Women's Network
Kettle Friendship Society
If you are an organization helping the homeless and are interested in receiving donated footwear, please contact us. Since our customers donate their shoes, and we donate our time and some repair materials, we ask you to distribute the footwear free of charge. Our donated footwear is not intended for resale.
Thank you for helping us help Vancouver's homeless.