Saturday, December 3, 2022

Replies: Shoe donations

M. Britt Spears CPO, FAAOP

Hi List,
Thank you for the info on shoe donations. Here is the original question:
 
Hi list,
We have many miss-matched shoes that are brand new. I seem to remember that there is a single shoe company that specializes in providing shoes for people that have different foot sizes vs the need to purchase 2 pair of shoes. Can someone please direct me to the source so I can donate those?
Thanks in advance,
M. Britt Spears, CPO, LO, LP, LPO, FAAOP-and many other initials-haha
 
Responses:
 
The Odd Shoe Exchange,  I think they are  in Phoenix, AZ

One place I know is the One Shoe Crew in Sacramento CA .  918.364.7463
 
National Odd Shoe Exchange
 
We except miss paired shoes to the Alala cancer society. We use the
shoes for Lymphedema patients who can not wear the same shoes due to
swelling. We are a non-profit out of columbia sc. If you are
interested in donating please let me know and I will give you all the
details. Thanks – sherry

 Your email was forwarded to me by Marmaduke Loke, CPO who knew that I had, in the past,  worked with N.O.S.E. (National Odd Shoe Exchange) in Chandler, AZ.  They accept donations of mis-mated shoes and if you send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a request for a receipt for a tax deductible donation they will send you the required paperwork for you to deduct the fair market value of one pair of shoes for each mis-mated pair and the postage/shipping to send the shoes to them.  Their contact information is National Odd Shoe Exchange, P.O. Box 1120, Chandler, AZ 85244-1120 (or if you need a physical address: 162 W. BoxElder, Chandler, AZ 85225); the phone number is (480) 892-3484 and the website is www.oddshoe.org             Thanks for taking the time to find a “home” for the mis-mated shoes!
I don’t know where you practice but if you practice in an area where there is a Nordstrom’s department store or your patients have access to the Nordstrom’s website, Nordstrom’s has a policy that they will provide mis-mated shoes for a person who has at least a one shoe size difference in their feet and only charge for one pair!
 

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