Recently I posted an offer on my local FreeCycle for a box of mismatched boys' shoes. I hoped someone could find a use for them as a craft project, dog chew toys, cushioning material, or something. Another member sent me these links for an organization called Shoes for the Cure. They have a drop-off box in her child's school. www.shoesforthecure.com http://www.shoesforthecure.com/brochure/brochureS4C.html I wonder what you folks think, or if you've ever heard of them, or similar organizations. It seems they are not really a charity, as their name suggests, and the cure is as much for their pockets as for the planet. They claim to donate useable pairs to those in need, which may or may not be true. They do not offer any compensation to the places that host their drop-off boxes other than the possibility of more foot traffic. Certainly recycling, freecycling, and donating useable goods to charity are all great things to do for society and the environment. I just don't like the tone of this company's advertising, making it sound so charitable and beneficial, using terms like "for the cure", when it's really just a commercial venture. But, I guess that's the reality of business, they wouldn't get as many donations if they called it "Bring us stuff that we can sell for profit".