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Shoe Drive

The Shoe Said Project

That’s What She Said has been an official partner of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon since 2016, collecting gently-used shoes during race weekend. We have distributed over 1,000 pairs of shoes to local organizations and to communities in places as far as Kenscoff, Haiti.

We are now introducing The Shoe Said Project, in partnership with Share your Soles, to have an even greater impact on the lives of women and children in impoverished areas around the world.

All runners are encouraged to bring their gently-used running shoes to The Shoe Said Project booth at the Health & Fitness Expo during race weekend! Our team will sort and clean the shoes and ship them to communities where a pair of shoes can have a life-changing impact.

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Please plan to drop off your shoe donations at The Shoe Said Project booth at the Expo on Thursday evening and all day Friday.

All shoes collected will be cleaned, sorted, and then shipped to our partner agency, Share Your Souls, for global distribution. The mission of Share Your Souls is to provide gently worn and new shoes to those in the greatest of need around the world. They are improving the lives of children in countless countries. No boundaries.  No borders.  Learn more at

The She Said Project empowers everyday women to share their extraordinary stories.  Through live shows called “That’s What She Said”, we offer a platform for women to come together and support each other.  Learn more at