Watch our Cleaning Process
What We Collect
We accept sneakers and socks, new, used and in good condition or gently worn.
How We Collect
We work with high schools to host sneaker drives in New York City to collect new and gently used sneakers and socks.
How We Clean
We hand clean all used sneakers and socks to ensure they are in proper condition with the help of high school student volunteers.
How We Distribute
We distribute new and refurbished sneakers and socks to homeless shelters in NYC through sneaker giveaways.
Host a sneaker drive by becoming a partner school.
Sole Purpose partners with high schools in New York City to collect gently used sneakers and socks to give to homeless shelters.
For students interested in doing sneaker drives through their high school and become an official Sole Purpose partner, please contact us at