Quick Cobbler's Homeless Shoes Program

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Quick Cobbler, a shoe repair shop in Vancouver, is accepting donations for their Homeless Shoes Program.

Since 1985, Quick Cobbler, a long time Vancouver-based shoe repair shop, has been turning old shoes – that are in good shape – into comfortable footwear for the less fortunate; and over the past few decades, the program has handed out more than 25,000 pairs of shoes, boots, etc. to the homeless, impoverished, and those in transition. Donations are accepted only during business hours.

Quick Cobbler donate shoes and other footwear (free of charge!) to the following organizations:

If an organization is interested in receiving donations, feel free to contact Quick Cobbler. Since people donate shoes for charity, and Quick Cobbler donates their time and some repair materials, organizations are asked to distribute the footwear free of charge. Donated footwear isn’t intended for resale.

About Quick Cobbler

In 1984, Quick Cobbler Ltd. opened on Denman Street. In February 2006, after about 20 years, the shop moved to 430 West 2nd Avenue. They keep busy doing repairs for local customers, as well as doing many Mail Order Shoe Repairs with customers from New Brunswick to Alaska to Hollywood. Quick Cobbler also does repairs for many leading manufacturers of sport, dress, professional and casual footwear. The team is also on-call to the TV and movie industry for repairs and “some really interesting footwear modifications.”

Quick Cobbler is a member of the Pedorthic Footcare Association, as well as a charter member of the Shoe Service Institute of America.

 

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