Shoes for Good
A pair of shoes can change the way you feel, give you more confidence,
and some joy.
Imagine the struggle of no job, no money, support, or even transport, and no confidence.
We are wanting to make larger size women's shoes more accessible to as many people as possible.
Find out what we're doing and how you join in and help.
Finding a pair of shoes to fit longer, larger feet can be challenging and difficult unless you can shop at Willow Shoes. We have seen many women transformed inside and out with a pair of shoes that fit comfortably and make them feel good. There is a glow and a beautiful confidence that shines through.
We also know there are many women who are not easily able to access shoes that fit them, for all sorts of different reasons. We would love you to join in with us and help connect with community organisations like Dress for Success or sell your pre-loved shoes for an accessible price on our Willow Glow facebook group. Consider donating your surplus and/or pre-loved long size shoes to other long footed women in our community.
Donating shoes to Dress for Success
We have always encouraged support of Dress for Success and given 100's of surplus or pre-loved shoes to this wonderful charity 20 years. Our concern is the thought of a woman who has asked Dress for Success for help and may get a long way through the mentoring and dressing process and then be unable to fit any of the shoes they have available on their racks of donated goods. This moment will likely deflate her emerging confidence and could negatively impact her success.
Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional clothing, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and life. Through their free program of creating a CV, building interview skills and providing presentable clothing and shoes, they help support their clients to get back into the workforce. All this support creates a genuine confidence boost to help her take the first step towards economic independence that will have a positive and economic influence on her family & community.
To find out how you can support this great organisation and find a local Dress for Success office in a city or town near you, visit their global website below, select your affiliate country and locate your nearest branch link.
Willow Glow Facebook Group
FIND | GIVE | TRADE
We launched this new initiative in May 2020.
JOIN our Willow GLOW Facebook group so you can FIND, GIVE or TRADE your surplus and pre-loved long size women's shoes to others with long feet. Finding shoes when you have long feet is a wonderful feeling and brings a special glow. We recognise not everyone is able to buy new shoes from Willow Shoes. Many of you have told us you have shoes you would love to pass on or sell to someone else. This is a non-profit group that connects anyone wanting to find, give or trade long size women's shoes and makes it easy to connect women with long shoes. Group members make arrangements with each other in the spirit of giving and making someone glow. To find out more, search for the Willow GLOW group on Facebook and ask to join the group.
IN-STORE TRADE FOR GOOD
Look out for these fun 'Trade For Good' events that we host from time to time in our stores.
We ask you to bring in a presentable pair of pre-loved women's shoes (size 10+) into any of our stores. If you also purchase of a new pair of shoes we give you a credit voucher to use on your purchase. Or you can choose to waive the discount and we will donate the value of your voucher to Dress for Success. The shoes you 'traded' are distributed to Dress for Success branches around New Zealand.
To find out when the next Trade for Good event is happening, please join our email list.