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CSU Million Shoe Campaign

What is the Million Shoe Campaign?

From Bill Blischke, President of the CSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association:

"CSU-ERFA is soliciting youy support for the CSU Million Shoe Campaign. This project is a partnership between our orginization between our orginization and Soles4Souls (S4S). This non-profit was founded in 2006 and has distributed 27 million shoes in the US and 127 foreign countries. Over 50% of the shoes are provided to the poor and homeless in our country as well as the thousands of victims of floods, tornados, and the devastating fires such as the ones that hit our State recently. S4S collects and distributes new and used shoes for the approximately 1 billion out of 7 billion on our planet who lack adequate footwear. 

This ambitious project has the following major goals: to provide shoes for those who need them, to integrate all major campus constituencies in a valuable and rewarding project, to connect the campus to relevant organizations in the surrounding communities, and to provide noteworthy public recognition for the campuses and the CSU."

Cal Poly Pomona Edition

Our Shoe Collection Goal: 2,500 pairs of shoes

The Million Shoe Campaign at Cal Poly Pomona will “kick-off” at the Homecoming basketball game on Saturday, February 25th. We hope to reach our collection goal through collaborative efforts from students, faculty, and staff. We will be collecting shoe donations from the beginning of Bronco Spirit Week (Feb. 20th) until May 1st. Students who donate pairs of new or gently used closed-toe shoes will receive tickets for an opportunity drawing to give away prizes including a VIP parking pass, Foundation Gift Cards, and other prizes. See below for dates of major collection events and opportunity drawings.

Collection Box Location Map:

Below you will find a map of the campus and a legend with collection box buildings marked with a black "X." Most of the X's also mark the location within the building where you can find them. 

Map Legend
  • Bldg. 1 
    • Room 220
  • Bldg. 42 "BRIC"
    • Front Desk
  • Bldg. 66 "Bronco Bookstore"
    • Room 123
  • Bldg. 5
    • Dean's Office
  • Bldg. 43 "Kellogg Gym"
    • Room 115
  • Bldg. 94
    • Room 121
  • Bldg. 26 "Old Stables"
    • Greek Life Office
    • Native American Student Center
    • Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers
  • Bldg. 45 "AMM Building"
    • Front AMM Office
  • Bldg. 95 "Cultural Centers"
    • African-American Student Center
    • Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center
    • Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education
    • Women's Resource Center
  • Bldg. 35 "BSC"
    • BEAT Office
  • Bldg. 59
    • Housing Office
  • Bldg. 164 "CBA"
    • Student Success Center


  • Residence Halls/Suites
    • Front Desk of Each Hall/Suite

Static Map

Some Statistics

  • 900 million people around the world live in extreme poverty. 400 million are children. These are families and individuals living on less than $1.90. Many don’t have access to adequate footwear.
  • In many developing countries, walking is a primary mode of transportation. Each day millions face the dangers of cuts, fungus, contaminated soil and insect bites that lead to infection, disease, amputation and death. Providing safe, sturdy shoes could help end this cycle.
  • In order for many children around the world to attend school, they must own shoes. If they don’t, they will not be permitted to attend and are at risk of falling behind and may not be able to continue their education. 
  • Right here in the United States, 1 in 5 children live below the poverty line. When we can help provide a pair of shoes, we’re helping bridge the economic gap. For these families, a new pair of shoes provides dignity and hope.
  • Over 600,000 individuals are homeless in the United States. In many cases, a new pair of shoes may be their first step towards a better life.


The above link allows for any monetary donations to our campaign. For every $5 donated to the campaign, the contributer can contact Dylan Ariss ( to receive an additional ticket for the opportunity drawings.