Williston, VT – Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel has aligned with Rerun Shoes to recycle shoes for reuse and promote sustainable business in West Africa.
Rerun Shoes is a social enterprise with an environmental mission. Their efforts divert usable shoes from the waste stream in North America to reuse in African markets. Rerun supplies micro-entrepreneurs in Mali, Guinea and Liberia with shoes they refurbish and bring to market. These recycled shoes provide small scale entrepreneurs the ability to earn an income offering affordable footwear to their customers.
Rerun Shoes works with Community Enterprises, a Massachusetts based company that provides supported employment, education, and living services to people with disabilities. Rerun Shoes hires people with disabilities to work on sorting, grading, packaging and shipping all donated shoes. Learn more about Community Enterprises at www.communityenterprises.com
"Lenny's is proud to do our part to promote a sustainable future for our world," said Lenny’s Vice President Mark McCarthy. "Many of the shoe vendors we work with practice 'green' manufacturing of their products. Rerun Shoes is committed to sustainable development and share our beliefs of being environmentally conscious and
To get involved with Lenny's shoe recycling program, customers can drop off their gently used shoes to any of Lenny's three locations in Williston, Barre or St. Albans. Lenny's accepts the following types of good condition shoes: Dress and casual shoes for men. All types of ladies' flats and low heels. Kids athletic, casual and dress shoes. Athletic shoes including those for running, basketball, and tennis. Cleats for baseball, football and soccer. And athletic sandals. Lenny's cannot recycle winter boots, fashion boots, spike heels, flip flops or Crocs.
Rerun’s mission is informed by the desire to protect our environment and to build sustainable business in Africa by recycling usable shoes in the United States. Visit their website to learn more: www.rerunshoes.com