Used shoes are collected in America. Shoe drops are placed in business, churches, thrift stores and others. Shoe drives are a good project for schools, churches, charities, or individuals. Volunteers pick up these shoes, bring them to the shoe collection barn. They are sorted, tied together, bagged, weighed, and labeled, then stored until enough are ready for shipment. When the Virginia team shoes with the Ohio shoes are enough to fill a full size container, they are shipped to Virginia, put into the container, inspected, fumigated, then sent to Norfolk, Virginia, put on a ship and sent to Kenya. Upon arrival, they are sold to shoe vendors.