Shoes For Solea Water

UPDATE: 1,577 pairs of shoes were collected for Solea Water during the shoe drive!

Hey Columbia, MO,

Clean out those closets because it’s time for a shoe drive! Give your old shoes a new life by donating them to Solea Water, a charity providing clean drinking water and economic opportunities to communities in Latin America. Collection boxes are located at Mizzou, Columbia College, Stephens College, and at various businesses around town from March 1 to March 31. Individual and group donations are welcome. To make things fun, Hot Box Cookies will provide a BIG batch of fresh-baked cookies to the group that donates the most shoes during the drive. Are you part of a team, organization, club, company, crew, bunch, or posse that would like to make a donation? Bag them up together, mark them with your group’s name and contact info, and drop them off at one of the collection boxes around town. Cookies will be awarded at the beginning of April! More importantly than collecting in the name of cookies, your shoes will help financially support clean water projects and entrepreneurs in developing countries, and giving shoes a new life means that they will stay out of landfills. So start raiding your closets for new, used, and super used shoes to donate! Every pair donated is a step toward clean water.

Confirm your participation and help spread the word via the Shoes for Solea Water Facebook event!

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Shoes can be dropped off in marked boxes at the following locations
in Columbia, MO from March 1 to March 31:

CrossFit COMO
3605 S. Providence Road
Mon – Sat: 5:00am – 8:00pm

Iron Wolf CrossFit
3410 Broadway Business Park Ct.
Mon – Fri: 5:00am – 7:30pm
Sat: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Fretboard Coffee
1013 Walnut St
Mon – Fri: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Regional Economic Development, Inc (REDI)
500 East Walnut Street #10
Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Rose Music Hall (formerly Mojo’s)
1013 Park Ave
(Hours vary. Call ahead or check show calendar.)

MU Multicultural Center
G107 MU Student Center (basement)
901 Rollins Rd
Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 4:00pm

MU Journalism Library
102 Reynolds Journalism Institute
Tues – Fri: 8:00am – 12:00am
Sat: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 12:00am

Susie’s at Stephens College
Stamper Commons
1300 East Broadway
Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm

The Hugh Stephens Library at Stephens College
1412 East Walnut Street
Mon – Thurs: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 11:00pm

Student Services at Stephens College
Stamper Commons
1300 East Broadway
Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Student Commons at Columbia College
Rogers Street and Rangeline
Mon – Fri: 7:45am – 10:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

For more information on Solea Water visit Please contact with questions about the shoe drive.


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