Battle for the Boot 2014
Saint Louis University Versus Washington University & University of Missouri - Saint Louis
Which University will donate the most shoes?
January 1 - May 31, 2014!
What is Battle for the Boot?
Saint Louis University has competed against Washington University for the past two years to collect the most shoes. This year, the University of Missouri - Saint Louis has joined the competition. All shoes that are donated go to support the Shoeman Water Projects. Last year, SLU collected 7,067 pounds - or 5,496 pairs of shoes. Over the past two years, SLU has donated 12,290 pounds of shoes.
What is Shoeman Water Projects?
The Shoeman Water Projects sells the donated shoes by the pound to distributors who then send them to developing countries like Africa, Haiti, and Guatemala to sell affordable footwear. The Shoeman uses the revenue from the shoe sales to drill for wells and install pumps and purifiers for clean drinking water. To learn more go to Shoeman Water Projects website.
How can you participate?
- Drop off shoes at donation sites throughout campus and the Saint Louis community.
- Volunteer to help sort the donated shoes
- Spread the word across campus to raise awareness for the donation drive
How should shoes be prepared for donation?
Please assure that each pair of shoes is matching and bound together (tie laces together, connect by rubber band or string, or enclose in a small bag) as well as hole-free.
Who do I contact about volunteering or questions?
Grants Development Specialist
School of Nursing, SON-Room 320