Fayette Mall has partnered with the Soles4Souls Nashville-based organization in an effort to recycle worn out shoes to needy children.
Supporters are encouraged to bring in gently used shoes to the Fayette Mall in Lexington and put them in one of their recycling bins. The Soles4Souls bins are located in front of Aveda, Allsports, and in the Easter Bunny village.
Many Fayette Mall stores will offer discounts to those who donate a pair of old shoes to be recycled.
They will be collecting shoes until Earth Day on April 16th.
An estimated 300 millions pairs of shoes end up in US landfills each year, and more than 300 million children do not own a single pair. Soles4Souls hope to have raised 150,000 pairs of shoes nationwide by Earth Day.