Holding a shoe drive is a great way to volunteer for the Foundation and amplify our message in the community where you live, work and play.

In the spirit of environmental and economic sustainability, The Barnett Searing National Cancer Foundation, is proud to partner with GotSneakers, a sneaker recycling organization, to collect used athletic shoes. BSNCF receives up to $5 for every pair of wearable athletic sneakers. Funds earned will be allocated to support our mission of supporting female cancer patients and their families throughout the United States. There is no limit to the amount of funds that we can earn.

If you would like to start a shoe drive in your place of work, worship, school or community, simply put out a call to collect gently used athletic shoes at a designated drop-off point. Upon request, we will mail you a shipping bag. Shipping is pre-paid. You just collect, drop off, and make a difference. You may also start a fundraiser below to collect optional monetary donations. This is a fantastic project for schools, athletic teams, girl and boy scouts, families, individuals, or corporations wanting to make an impact and can be implemented safely during COVID-19.

Collecting shoes is easy! We suggest optionally setting up a fundraising link for your project as some supporters will not have shoes to recycle but will want to contribute to your project and spread joy.  Email info@bsncf.org for a Shoes for Smiles toolkit or to schedule a zoom call to discuss.

The FBLA Interact Club of Riverside High School in Virginia held a successful shoe drive collecting over 300 pairs of used athletic shoes. In addition, they raised enough funds and in kind donations to fund 100 Smile Kits.