MADI needs your support. The organization needs donations, volunteer help and monetary support to continue its vital work of collecting, packing, shipping and delivering donated shoes and other items to extremely poor children in the East African nation of Uganda.
Donations needed include:
- Shoes (new or gently used; any size, kind; tie or rubber band together donated pairs; winter boots are accepted but are distributed to charities serving Minnesota)
- Clothing (new or gently used children’s/teens’/adults’ clothing of all sizes except XLs; any winter apparel collected is distributed to charities serving Minnesota)
- School supplies (new or gently used)
- Wish list supplies
Donations can be dropped off at any one of MADI’s drop boxes, located at the St. Michael City Center. Or, you can contact MADI directly about arranging drop-off or pick-up times.
MADI volunteers collect donated shoes because the shoes we purchase and wear in America are very sturdy and are preferred to what the organization would be able to purchase in Africa. In addition, the group supports the recycling of shoes as an environmentally smart practice.
Drop Box Location
St. Michael City Center
11800 Town Center Drive NE
St. Michael, MN 55376