Unicef and Clarks, the leading shoe brand, have been in partnership since 2008. In that time, Clarks have contributed to transforming children’s lives through shoeSHARE (formally known as Shoe Biz), gathering old or unwanted shoes at collection points in more than 450 Clarks stores nationwide. For every tonne of shoes, a donation is made to Unicef which goes towards education programmes around the world. To date, the partnership has raised just over £800,000!

More than 57 million children of primary school age are still not in education. This is just under the population of the UK. Clarks are helping Unicef to continue providing basic resources such as pens and pencils so children have the right tools to learn, but also support in training teachers and work with governments to ensure the quality and standard of education remains high and children are leaving school able to read and write.

How to donate your shoes

Help ShoeSHARE to reach even more children by donating your old or unwanted shoes at your nearest Clarks store. Your shoes will help to change children’s lives. Visit www.clarks.co.uk/unicef for further information.

Blue pin badges

This April, Clarks stores will launch the Unicef blue pin badge to raise awareness about Unicef and our partnership. All funds raised from the pin badges will continue to go towards education programmes.

Shoe Biz Photo: UNICEF/2011/O'Keefe
A young boy in an Early Learning Centre in Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia 2011 Photo: UNICEF/2011/O'Keefe
Shoe Biz © UNICEF/ 2011/ TadgOKeefe
Teenagers study at Linda Open community school, Zambia © UNICEF/ 2011/ TadgOKeefe