Give your shoes a second life

Has it ever occurred to you that your deferred shoes could still be useful - and help somebody who really needs it?

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About the project

The idea of the Shoes4life project is simple. Most of us find at least one unnecessary sports shoes at home that could still be used for its purpose - and unfortunately, there are many of those who have no shoes at all.

Why not simply unite the two sides. And it does not matter whether your shoes are going all the way to the other end of the world, or they will contribute to children from the neighbouring village to fulfil their football dream. The goal is to help those who really need it.

Why not simply unite the two sides. And it does not matter whether your shoes are going all the way to the other end of the world, or they will contribute to children from the neighbouring village to fulfil their football dream. The goal is to help those who really need it.

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News

Shoes4life in New York

Successful representatives and winners of the Champions league and European league Vladimir Smicer and Tomas Ujfalusi, exquisite striker horst Siegl, or the football expert of the Czech Television Josef Nemec. This is a very brief summary of the football personalities which promoted a project presented by the chairwoman of CAFH Marketa haindlova in New York on 3 November 2015 at the conference called Save the dreams.

The Czech football players supported the charity collection

Do you have shoes, which you don’t wear anymore and it seems, that it is a pity to throw them in the trash? Give them a second chance through a charity project called Shoes4Life. You can donate them to people in developing countries. The football players Tomáš Ujfaluši, Vladimír Šmicer, Horst Siegl, Josef Němec, Martin Hyský, the sports director of the Czech Association of Football Players Dominik Rodinger or journalist Pavel Novotný also contributed to the project and have donated their shoes.

Help for children in Rwanda

The Czech association of fotball players supported children from an African orphanage in Rwanda thanks to its charity company Sport United, o.p.s. Thanks to the cooperation of partners Puma, Urban Store and DIC a project was created, which purpose was the delivery of shoes and booties to children in orphanage Kigarama (meaning „Hope“) in Rwanda. The orphanage Kigarama is located near to the border with Congo and is run by a German charity organisation L’Esperance. The purpose of the orphanage is to provide a substitute „home“ for children from Rwanda.

Help to the children on the Cape Verde Islands

This whole storage was filled with your football shoes to the children from Cape Verde. Fernando Neves, who was the founder of the school for the children, has taken them over. Therefore the local children can educate themselves as well as train fully and dream about stepping into the world of great football. We would like to cordially thank to everybody for the cooperation and believe that the children will be very pleased by this act.

Players Fenin, Neves and Cerny have launched a project Shoes

The group of retired, as well as current professional players, have met in the Prague Fashion club today. Radek Cerny, Martin Fenin, Fernando Neves, Ivo Ulich, Pavel Hasek, Vlastimil vidlicka and Dominik Rodinger – those are the players who decided to promote the charity project under the patronage of Marketa Haindlova. Under the supervision of the prominent photographer Ondrej Pycha, in cooperation with the hairstyle salon of Petra Mechurova and with the brand Rouge Bunny rouge, unique photoshots have originated and will be sold in auction during the upcoming month, in order to promote the project Shoes4Life.

  • How we help

    How can a second life of deferred shoes look like? Look yourself where your shoes helped good things - instead of lying forgotten in your shelf.

    Project overview
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    People involved

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    Implemented projects

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    Selected shoes

How to get involved

Select the project and get the appropriate footwear (usable and clean) to bring or send to one of our collection points. Or you can leave it on us, to who and where your shoes will help.

  • Mobile app

    If you want to know what will happen to your shoes next, download our application to your phone. You will find the offer of all the projects that you can support with your shoes, collection points, and even thanks to it you can see exactly when your shoes arrive at its destination.

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  • Collection points

    If you do not want to deal with all the details and simply want your shoes to run and help someone, there's a simpler option. Just bring the clean shoes personally, or send them by mail to some of our collection points.

    List of places

The path of your shoes

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    Choose which of the current Shoes4life projects you want to support. Information about which kind of shoes we need is available at each project.

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    Clean shoes (in usable condition) bring or send by mail to the Czech Football Players Association or to any collection point.

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    We carefully check, classify and distribute your shoes to the locations you have selected. With small projects, you can send your shoes yourself.

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    Your shoes arrived to its destination to help. If you downloaded a mobile app, you can make sure about their take over yourself.

Current projects

Who could use your shoes right now? Find the project you want to support.

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Blog

Shoes4life in New York

Successful representatives and winners of the Champions league and European league Vladimir Smicer and Tomas Ujfalusi, exquisite striker horst Siegl, or the football expert of the Czech Television Jos

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Players Fenin, Neves and Cerny have launched a project Shoes

The group of retired, as well as current professional players, have met in the Prague Fashion club today. Radek Cerny, Martin Fenin, Fernando Neves, Ivo Ulich, Pavel Hasek, Vlastimil Vidlicka.

Read more

Help to the children on the Cape Verde Islands

This whole storage was filled with your football shoes to the children from Cape Verde. Fernando Neves, who was the founder of the school for the children, has taken them over.

Read more

Help for children in Rwanda

The Czech association of fotball players supported children from an African orphanage in Rwanda thanks to its charity company Sport United, o.p.s.

Read more

The Czech football players supported the charity collection

Do you have shoes, which you don’t wear anymore and it seems, that it is a pity to throw them in the trash? Give them a second chance through a charity project called Shoes4Life.

Read more

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