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So you have a pair of boots that has reached the end of its tether, and your thinking of where to donate football boots.
You may have even considered throwing them away in the bin, but what is great about donating them is that it allows someone to play football in the right footwear.
No matter where you are, you have some good options of where you can take football boots so that they can find their way into the hands of a second user.
In this post, I will take you through some of the well-known charities you can send them too as well as a few other options you have.
Why Should You Donate Your Football Boots To Charity?
When your typical person has had enough of their current football boots, they will put them in the rubbish to find themselves in the landfill.
Inevitably when they reach this stage, the boots start to rot away as is part of the landfill process, and anybody that could have worn them can no longer.
This is why the idea of donating football boots is very much a no brainer.
Because if you are going to throw them away from you while’s well give them to someone who would love to have them.
In recent times, and how for many people worldwide, money has been tight, it also means that not everyone can afford even a cheap pair of football boots.
So, as a result, many people are trying to play the game worldwide but don’t even have the means to do so.
When it comes to football, it’s a game for everyone, and all should be able to play it.
Do Footballers Donate?
Footballers are one of the quickest to be judged for money, as they tend to make a lot more than the average paying job.
However, many footballers are involved with field projects to help people who aren’t in privileged positions.
For example, one player who has gone under the radar is Juan Mata, who started the ‘Common Goal’ movement.
With this movement, the idea is to donate a portion of his salary to those less fortunate than them.
Since Mata got involved, several other people in the game have joined him, including Klopp, Chiellini and Alex Morgan.
You also have his Manchester United teammate, who did a lot of work last year in making sure free meals were given out to children in the UK.
It is not just these footballing people. A lot of others also have their own charities or organisations that they work with.
1. Football Rebooted
One ex-footballer involved with a charity donating football boots is goalkeeper David James who has got involved with Football Rebooted.
Football Rebooted is all about helping people who don’t have the funds to buy their own football boots and helping the environment in the process.
They have a mission to find new owners of 1 million football boots around the UK, and with local football opening up, they have been pushing it more recently.
Now you can get involved in two ways. If you have a pair of football boots, you can head to their site and request a boot bag, which once you have received it can send back to them with your unwanted football boots.
The other way is to visit a Utilita branch, where you can hand them in there also.
If you would like a second-hand pair of football boots, the charity set up events where you can go and claim a pair.
2. The MT Foundation
The MT Foundation was started up back in 2013 by a footballers mother, Marianna Tomasevic, who wanted to help youngsters get a pair of football boots.
She recognised how many football boots are quite expensive, and unless you have enough money spare to buy this luxury, it is hard to own pair.
Over the time of this Non-Profit doing their work, they have worked with 1000’s of kids, many of which are less unfortunate and worldwide.
Whenever they receive a pair of football boots through donation, they send it to wherever that person is in the world.
What I like about this one, is that along with the boots you write a message along with it for the new owner.
3. Boots 2 Africa
Boots 2 Africa like the name suggests is a charity that helps youngsters around Africa with shoes.
As written by them, millions of people around the continent don’t have the footwear to play football, and as a result, risk many injuries and diseases to kids.
So, as a result, many of these kids must receive football boots that they can wear and prevent this from happening.
On their website, some links explain how to support them and donate. They also do there attend events around the UK, which you can attend and give your football boots if you are near.
CharityBoots is another popular charity within the UK that works with getting kids worldwide second-hand football boots.
They work with footballers such as Juan Cuadrado, Yerry Mina’s and Davinson Sanchez, who each have their own foundations to help them CharityBoots with their mission.
There are two ways you can get involved. You can send your boots by getting in touch with their team by using the email address supplied on the site.
If you have no football boots to send but still want to help out in any way you can, you can visit their go fund page, where you can donate instead.
5. Local Charity Shops
This one isn’t a charity itself. However, up and down the country, in almost every town, there are charity shops.
If you would find this easier or rather not send boots of through a parcel, then just visiting a charity shop would help.
Being someone who got their first football boots when I was a kid as second-hand ones, I am all for the idea of donating instead of throwing them away.
Not only does donating boots give kids the means to play the game who aren’t able to, but it inspires them to also.
If you are thinking of getting a new pair of football boots, it’s more than worth considering donating your old pair.