Barefoot Foundation

Empowering change through Sustainable Education and Self Efficiency.....


Who We Are & What We Do


Barefoot is a global advocacy for Sustainable Education Initiative. We are a not-for-profit 501c3 organization, dedicated to fighting the devastating effects of extreme poverty.

This is accomplished through amazing power of Environmental education and self sustainability programs. We conduct this activity for benefit of families and citizens of the world who do not have the money nor the means to buy clothing and shoes. The projects we support help strengthen communities, promote green education, improve health, aid sustainability and foster self sufficiency here in the US and all around the world.

We advance our mission by collecting new and used shoes, clothes and toys from individuals, schools, faith-based organizations and corporate partners, then distribute those items both via direct donations to people in need and by equipping qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities in the US and around the globe.

The items that are not wearable are then sold to fund our free education workshops and create micro-enterprise programs around the world.

What We Do

We provide Green Sustainability Education Workshops to schools, non profits, youth, civic groups and religious organizations.

This is the true beginning of change, HANDS-­ON opportunity to get involved with learning various aspects of recycling, reusing, reducing, composting, in ways never explored before. We strive to make a tangible difference by teaching the true power of reuse, reduce, recycle and conservation of precious natural resources, prevention of greenhouse gas emissions and saving the already crowded landfill space.

So what does it all mean to me, an average person?

Let’s say you fill a small bag with 10 pounds of unwanted clothes, shoes, and toys. By donating this single bag of items you would have otherwise thrown in the trash. You single handily contributed to saving the planet by: Preventing 36 pounds of C02 gases from polluting the atmosphere, saved 7,000 gallons of water and avoided the dispersal of significant quantity of insecticides.

This is just the beginning and upside from the environmental point of view. What about the human element?

Lets take the same 10 pound bag and send it to an impoverished person across the globe to start a Micro-enterprise. Because of this opportunity, the individual is able to feed their family. It is nothing short of amazing to watch the Micro-enterprise philosophy at work, driven simply by our unwanted trash. The items we were going to dispose off just created hope and opportunity for real change….

Still think one person can’t make an impact……

Request a FREE Green Sustainability Education Workshop for your school, non profit, youth, civic groups and religious organization TODAY; please contact: [email protected]

Organize and Host a Drive for those in need; for our planet, for real change, for the guy next door or across the globe.

Please contact [email protected] to receive Free marketing materials; website banners, printable flyers and social media announcement texts and anything else you need to help make your drive a huge success.


We thank you for your donations!

We accept donations of men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, shoes, accessories, as well as blankets, bedspreads, sheets, and towels. Barefoot Foundation is a tax-exempt nonprofit under IRS code 501(c)3.

Tax ID Number: 45-5481347

Please note that the donor cannot deduct any amount for a contribution of clothing unless the clothing is in good used condition or better. If the donor claims a deduction for a contribution of property exceeding $250 in value, the donor must substantiate that contribution with this contemporaneous written acknowledgement. If the donor claims a deduction for contributions of property exceeding $500 in total value, the donor must file form 8283 (Noncash Charitable Contributions) with the IRS. If the donor claims a deduction for a single item of clothing that exceeds $500 in value, the donor must file a qualified appraisal with the IRS. Donors should consult a tax adviser in connection with claiming deductions for charitable donations of property. Barefoot Foundation does not advise on donations and its value. For more about determining the value of donated goods, see IRS Publication 561.

All values assigned to donations by the donor are to be considered as the donor’s estimate, and not as the estimate made by Barefoot Foundation.

Please Consult a Tax professional for guidance and advice. Click here to view a valuation guide for your clothes.

By filling out the form below a receipt will be generated and emailed to you.


Free Education & Hosting a Drive believes that educating our kids is the only way for real change. This is why we created “Green Supreme.” As a global advocacy for Green, we are offering a Complimentary 6 week Eco Education Work Shop which gives students, parents, teachers, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into green, healthy, safe and productive learning communities. The workshops are geared to create and inspire enthusiasm in learning green and help save precious resources to preserve our planet. At the end of the Workshop, barefoot foundation will donate an Indoor Learning Garden or/an Indoor Aqua Garden for the participating school, so kids would be able to grow their own chives, lettuce, basil and other herbs and always continue learning.

To request a Green Supreme WorkShop for your school, religious organization or youth center please contact: [email protected] believes that no men, women or child should ever go barefoot. Over 300 million pairs of shoes are tossed into landfills annually. It takes over 200 years for them to decompose. Help those that need it most. Host a drive at your school, apartment dwelling, place of worship or business. All donations are tax deductible and will be picked up locally free of charge. Make the greatest impact by greening our planet and educating for change!

Please contact: [email protected] to organize a drive and receive free marketing materials.


GREEN Ambassadors Program

Want to be part of something BIG? Are you a Natural Leader? Go Big or Go Home…

We are looking for a few good Men and Women to change the way people think about Textile Recycling. Remember when you bought your favorite pair of jeans or shoes how much joy you got out of it and now that same pair is collecting dust in your closet. Pass on the Joy! Clothes and Shoes are for people not for Landfills!

The quick and easy application process is now open and requires a 300-word description of why you should be our GREEN Ambassador. Video submissions are encouraged and gladly accepted – just upload a video to any video sharing site and submit the link. Once selected, the team of ambassadors will provide faces behind the “GREEN” lifestyle that people across the nation can identify with – savvy, conscious consumers who recognize that society’s addiction to use-and-toss items doesn’t make sense.

Applicants should be great communicators, eager to follow the company’s lead and believe in its overall vision and ‘no b.s.’ philosophy. “We want people as passionate about the Green and Recycling movement as we are, to help us guide consumers and society down the only path that will save our planet.


Every Tweet, Blog and Video the Ambassadors provide will help influence the habits of countless more people, creating an enormous collective impact.

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? Win weekly prizes, qualify to win Trips around the GLOBE to the most Eco friendliest places on earth and much more… Oh and HELP change the World!

You and you alone can make an impact that will change the course of this planet for generations to follow…

Please email your submissions to: [email protected]

Have Fun. Do Good. Help Others


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