Nashville, Tenn.-based shoe charity Soles4Souls and Lehigh Safety Shoe Co., Nelsonville, Ohio, have teamed up to provide an easy way to trade in used safety shoes and boots to help people in need. Each pair of boots and shoes will go directly to a person in need while keeping the footwear out of American landfills.

"This is a unique way for hard-working Americans to reach out to other working men and women to provide a vital resource quickly," says Wayne Elsey, founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "In order for this program to work well, we need safety directors, plant managers, and HR personnel from all industrial companies in the country to answer our call to action and join the Soles4Souls + Lehigh Trade-in Program."

Industrial companies currently hosting shoe fairs or shoemobile events at their plants can easily participate by signing up with Lehigh and Soles4Souls. Each participating location will receive donation boxes, brochures, and advertising materials for the event, as well as PR coverage in their local market highlighting their company as a partner in the recycling program. For more information or to sign up, visit the program’s web site.