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Children’s old shoes?

7 replies

Goostacean · 11/09/2020 12:03

What do you do with them? Can siblings reuse, or should I be binning/recycling them?

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DrCoconut · 11/09/2020 12:11

If they are Clark's there's a preloved page on Facebook

Ernieshere · 11/09/2020 12:13

We take ours to the local Childrens Hospice charity shop.

Are they too worn to wear again do you mean?

DipSwimSwoosh · 11/09/2020 12:27

I let siblings use them. My mum would be horrified! But I know how little use they got so it seems silly to chuck them. I then give the charity shop or throw them away if worn. But I heard of a particular charity. I think someone sends them abroad?

DipSwimSwoosh · 11/09/2020 12:28

I think it's

OverTheRainbow88 · 11/09/2020 12:29

Siblings reuse here, saves them wearing them in as well. I’ve written down a list on my phone of all the sizes we have, go and get feet measured and if they are the size I have I don’t buy,
If they are in between the sizes I Have I Sigh and get new ones

BogRollBOGOF · 11/09/2020 13:48

Charity bin. I would hand down but my DCs are rather inconveniently the same size despite a 2 year age gap!

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER · 11/09/2020 14:01

I have no personal knowledge or experience of them, but just found a website called Sal’s Shoes which sends outgrown but not worn out children’s shoes abroad - they ask for £1 per pair to fund the shipping.

A dd used to work for a U.K. charity in poor countries overseas, and once took a whole large suitcase full of donated children’s cast-off shoes back with her. A lot of the children weren’t going to school because they had no shoes and they weren’t allowed to go without. IIRC that was in Haiti.

Pleased to say that once she told them what was in the case, the airline (BA) didn’t charge her excess baggage.

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