How we Work

The Step By Step Sustainable World Fund  operates as part of the FJC Collective Giving Program.  FJC is a registered 501c3 organization with the Internal Revenue Service (EIN: 13-3848582). All gifts of usable shoes made to the FJC/Step By Step Sustainable World Fund support our social and environmental mission. We turn worn footwear donations into funding for social and environmental action in our community (www.fjc.org). The Step By Step Sustainable World Fund does not accept cash donations.

Donations of usable shoes are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and support tax exempt organizations involved with environmental and social sustainability. For more information please emailrecycle@sustainableworldfund.org.

The Step By Step Sustainable World Fund is paid for each pound of paired shoes collected and delivered to its warehouse by a group which ships the shoes to Africa. 100% of the funds generated by the Step By Step Sustainable World Fund are deposited into the FJC 501(c)(3) Collective Giving Program. FJC in turn distributes funds only to qualified 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations which foster social and environmental action.  The Step By Step Sustainable World Fund retains no paid staff.