Shoes for Shelters


We’re so excited to team up with WoofTrax and Funds2Orgs to help not only one, but 2 great causes! Homeless pets and small business owners in 26 developing nations around the world!

How it works is we collect gently used shoes (think of if you were going to give a pair of shoes to your best friend, that’s what we mean by gently used!) and Funds2Orgs picks them up from us for distribution to small business owners in 26 developing nations to use as inventory. UPAWS receives funds based on the number of shoes collected which will go directly to the care of Marquette County’s homeless pets!

OUR GOAL IS 100 BAGS OF SHOES! shoes-shelters

Here is how you can help:

You can be a drop off location for the community! We’ll bring you flyers and a collection box and spread the word that you are a drop off location!


You can take part in a friendly competition and make an even bigger impact by pledging to fill bags of a shoes! I’ll provide you with lots of flyers to hand out to people and keep a running tally on our website and Facebook of the participants.

This is a fund event for everyone, including businesses! We’ll pick up as often as necessary depending on how full your boxes get so that it doesn’t get in your way. The last day of collection will be on October 31st.

Please contact Steffani at if you have some used shoes to give or have any questions.

Please click HERE to see the gently used shoe examples.

Check out our list of Drop off locations and pledgers!
Young’s Brake and Alignment – Marquette
Downwind Sports – Marquette
Washington Shoe Store – Marquette
Serendipity Salon – Marquette
UPAWS – Negaunee Township
U.P. Catholic Credit Union –
Trophy Central –
 Westwood Mall UPAWS Kiosk
Queen City Running, co – 3 bags
Johnson’s Shoes – 1 bag
Committee to elect Derek Swajanen – 5 bags
Individual commitments: 7 bags
UPAWS welcomes and supports all of our community! We do not endorse any one political view or candidate.