Spring Cleaning?! DNA Footwear & Community Recycling Partner to Recycle Shoes and Raise Funds


Recycle your shoes, find a solemate, save the planet & your money….A Step in the Right Direction for Fundraising

DNA Footwear, in partnership with Community Recycling introduced a shoe-recycling fundraiser that promises ease and engagement for all involved. Community Recycling’s ShoeBox Recycling program recycles gently used shoes for reuse. DNA Footwear is collecting shoes at Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Cobble Hill locations to find your gently worn shoes new owners around the world. From South America and Africa to areas right here in the United States, the recycled shoes will go to help people and communities in over 50 countries.

Through ShoeBox Recycling’s SoleMate Note initiative, Recyclers are urged to include a “SoleMate” note along with their recycled shoes telling their shoes’ new owner where they came from, what they were used for, or even any special memories attached to them. In return, the recipient can write back to complete the SoleMate connection.

“We are stoked to become a part of this meaningful fundraising program that encourages our shoppers to take local action to support a larger global movement.” ~ said Amy Kynoch, Brand and Community Outreach Coordinator.

“In addition to the social and environmental impact of our recycling efforts, we will be raising funds to support Dress for Success, a local nonprofit empowering women in the work place and in life.


Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. They have flipped the recycling  triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R’—REUSE. With over 300 million pairs of reusable shoes hitting landfills each year, they are looking to change the way people think about their shoes.

“We want shoe recycling to become habit forming, engaging and rewarding for everyone involved,” said Community Recycling president, Ira Baseman. “Our partnership with DNA Footwear is a great way to get that message out. ShoeBox Recycling not only helps people around the world but also works to inspire a new generation of recyclers right here in our own communities.”


ShoeBox Recycling also gives us a chance to connect with the people and places that receive our recycled shoes. By writing a SoleMate Note to include with your shoes, you can let their new owner know about where they came from, what they were used for, or even any special memories attached to them. In return, they can write back to us and we can make a SoleMate connection.


Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit clothing recycler with a focus on REUSE. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with more than 98% of the goods collected destined for REUSE here and around the world. Engaging people in the communities where they live is essential to making the recycling process as convenient as possible. Community Recycling is effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing, shoes and other secondhand things from landfills, generating new revenue streams for municipalities, townships, boroughs, commercial retail locations, schools, charities, thrifts; and fueling local economies by creating jobs both here and in emerging countries. Community Recycling offers a portfolio of innovative recycling programs including CR Home, CR Kids, CR Campus, CR Bins and ShoeBox Recycling. Visit us at www.communityrecycling.biz for more information and please join us as one of our People Recycling for People.


All Recyclers will receive 10% off a new pair of shoes when they drop off their gently worn shoes to one of our participating locations listed below. Also see the list below to see what is acceptable and what cannot be recycled. Start shopping for your replacement pair now.. check out our New Arrivals and Spring Favs over at DNAfootwear.com


DNA Footwear Williamsburg – 133 N. 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

DNA Footwear Greenpoint – 888 Manahattan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11222

DNA Footwear Cobble Hill – 141 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11201





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