June 30th, 2018 – On Shoes and Happiness

Kudos to Shoecyclists Arnav, Samyak, Ansh, and Soham!

Our hearts swell with pride when we get responses like these.

Heartfelt thanks to members of Wexford community, Vernon Hills Library and Central Road Elementary School for donating pairs in excellent condition.Total 339 pairs were collected by Arnav Aggarwal, who leads Chicago Shoecyclist volunteer group. All shoes were donated to Wayside Cross Ministry to cater to the needs of homeless.


Feb 25, 2018 – Thank you John Muir Hospital!

Thanks to a month long drive at John Muir Hospital run by Shoecyclist Arul, we collected hundreds of shoes in excellent condition.

Shoe sorting has begun! and now shoes are headed to City Team Shelter, in San Jose, CA and the homeless population at St. James Park in San Jose, CA.

Heartiest thanks for the Staff members of John Muir Hospital.


Jan 18, 2018 – Note from PATH Services, San Jose

“Thank you so much for gathering those shoes; our clients will certainly appreciate it. Shoes are expensive and easily worn out by the homeless population, so it is really practical to help them out with this resource.

I hope you, all, are proud of what you do, because it makes a positive impact on a marginalized group.”

-Email from PATH San Jose, CA for Jan 2018 donation

Last month, Shoecyclist coordinated a shoe-collection drive at the Athenian school in Danville. With the generous support of students and staff, we collected hundreds of shoes in great condition.

After sorting them over the holidays, we dropped five large boxes today to a great organization that directly reaches homeless individuals, PATH San Jose.

This email is a reminder that CA is home to the largest homeless population in the country and shoes are one of the precious resources they need….

Thank you for your generous donations and for enabling Shoecyclist to make a difference.

Christmas at the Sunrise Village Shelter in Fremont, CA

For it’s in giving that we receive.
-Francis of Assisi

Very proud of Shoecyclists Taarini, Bharat and Sarvesh for collecting and giving 55 pairs of new shoes to the residents at the Sunrise Village Shelter run by Abode Services.

Happy holidays and wishes for a joyous and happy and healthy new year.

Halloween 2017 – all treats, no tricks!

When the whole world is looking for ways to frighten and scare,
Shoecyclists in Chicago are spreading kindness and care!

Kudos to our Chicago Group – Shoecyclists Arnav, Samyak, Ansh and Soham who collected over 600 pairs to help homeless individuals in Chicago.

Here’s the group handing out gently-used pairs before brutal Chicago winter!


August 12, 2017 Prepping for a shoe distribution event

It’s was a hot summer day and hundreds of pairs were strewn around us. By now, we know what to look for, and we sorted and packed as we reminisced about people and their stories. We see familiar faces now when we go to St. James park.

Homeless individuals have so many stories – they have lost their families, their jobs, their homes and many times their health. We have connected with so many and hopefully have made our local communities more empathetic to their plight…