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Shoes - Good Condition

Shoes should be in good enough condition to be reused.

Shoes for donation should be in good condition for reuse. Consider bringing shoes to a local cobbler to transform your shoes through stretching, cleaning, resoling, polish, and strap/buckle repair/replacement to bring you joy once more. Tie or rubber band pairs of shoes so they stay together.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Listia
Online
Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
The Hidden Treasure Corner 18565 Mission Blvd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Chloe's Closet (Irving) 616 Irving St San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off Infant to Kids size 2. including specialty sports shoes, eg. water, snow, ice skates
Goodwill (Walnut Creek) 2536 N Main Street Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
La Clinica Alta Vista 1515 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off baby and toddler
Urban Furniture & Urban Boutique (3241 Grand Ave.) 3237 Grand Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Quality shoes & boots.
Tradesy 1217 2nd St Santa Monica Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Uniqlo (Powell Street) 111 Powell St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts gently used Uniqlo brand clothing only. Donate at register.
Tri Valley YMCA 2330 Broadway Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Berkeley) 2058 University Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
ReUse: CAL's Campus Thrift Store 2495 Bancroft Way
MLK Student Union (between Superb & OCF offices)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Hayward) 20806 Hesperian Blvd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Emeryville Citizens Assistance Program (ECAP) 3610 Bancroft Ave Emeryville Reuse Free Drop-off ECAP collects and distributes new and used shoes from retail outlets and individual donors. A free clothing box is accessible on site for low-income residents.
Sports Basement (Berkeley) 2727 Milvia St. Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pre-loved Trade In Program. Lightly used boots & shoes including for ski and snowboard for kids and adults. Not accepted: shoes missing insoles or with heavy wear (e.g. heavy food indentations)
St. Anthony's Foundation (150 Golden Gate) 150 Golden Gate Ave San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Gently used footwear only please. Call for more details
Buffalo Exchange 1210 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Northern Ca Swap Meets Inc 1150 Ballena Blvd Alameda Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Tri Valley Haven Thrift Store 116 N L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Mindful Mami Collective - Community Closet Events Union City Reuse Free Pick-up Men, women's and kid's clothing in clean, gently used condition, accessories and shoes. No undergarments, swimwear or pajamas. Pick up in Union City area only.
Goodwill (San Pablo) 100A San Pablo Towne Center San Pablo Reuse Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
Alameda
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Clean and dry. See Textile Collection Program details. Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). Set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
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Clean and dry. See Textile Reuse & Recycling Program details.
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Dublin
Textile Collection Program AVI collects clean & dry textiles quarterly first full week of Jul, Oct, Jan and Apr in clear plastic bags from residents (SF & MF). Schedule collection at 925-479-9545 at least 7 days out.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Livermore
Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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