Phoenix residents are invited to recycle their "gently worn" shoes in an effort to help distribute shoes to people in need.

Soles4Souls Inc. has committed to collect and distribute shoes to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters. Soles4Souls, Dependable Divas and Smarty Pants will be collecting new or gently worn footwear and/or donations to make a tangible difference through the gift of shoes.

Every donation will support the charity's initiative to distribute shoes to those in need.

Donations can be left at: Smarty Pants, 3142 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix, through Dec. 31.

People and companies interested in donating can visit the organization's website at


• Allison Hurtado, (480) 898-7914 or


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