BOSSES at LettingaProperty.com in Henley-in-Arden are using a recruitment drive to support an innovative shoe donation scheme led by UNICEF, which rehomes old or unwanted shoes to support the education of vulnerable children.
The company is currently looking to expand its existing 16-strong head office staff and chief executive Jonathan Daines said: “With people trying to get their foot in our door, we thought it an ideal time for us to help such a worthwhile project.”
Shoe giant Clarks has been working with UNICEF for the last 12 years, supporting the charity’s quest to educate vulnerable children by raising money through ShoeShare, a scheme where old or unwanted shoes are rehomed.
During that time, Clarks has rehomed 2.3 million pairs of shoes.
The ShoeShare scheme helps fund vital education equipment such as the ‘School in a Box’; transforming any space into a learning area with enough resources to teach 40 children.
“Of course, there might be people who don’t want to apply for a job at the minute – but we will still accept their unwanted shoes on behalf of the charity if they want to drop them into our offices,” added Jonathan.