The Snkr Truck, a 501c3 nonprofit, assists communities in need, one pair at a time, giving back over 500 pairs to date.
We are the only Austin nonprofit bridging the gap between sneaker boutiques and organizations in order to get fresh footwear to those who need it most.
Imagine that feeling when you open and lace up a new pair of kicks. We all get that incredible wave of confidence to take on our next journey in a new pair of shoes.
The Snkr Truck has given that feeling back to over 500 youth, teen, and adults in the Austin community! We have donated 500 pairs worth over $50,000!
Often, boutiques, retailers, and national Sneaker storefronts have excess inventory with minor cosmetic flaws, damages, mismatches, or returns. Cost to return these pairs to a warehouse is not practical. In addition, consumers are unwilling to purchase such pairs, even at discounted prices, due to such defects.
The Snkr Truck frees up inventory backspace and shelving to create space for new product through the donation or purchase of these pairs from the respective retailer.
Our most recent initiative, The Snkr Box, allows for increased customer traffic by incentivizing used pair donation by individuals in exchange for rebate, discount, and coupons at storefronts. This model is in 4 storefronts in Austin, TX, headlined by Shoe Palace, Magik Supply, Kicking it ATX, and Nice Kicks.
The Snkr Box also promotes higher purchase value if a discount-for-donation is in place. Individuals are incentivized to free up household storage through donation. A Snkr Box is a unique and hassle free method of boosting brick-and-mortar sales, a store talking point, and a great, free tool for point-of-purchase.
Our business models benefits your storefront inventory management and organization, costs associated with dead shelf-space, increasing store traffic and purchase volume, while contributing to a cause for the community.
We have given back 500 pairs of kicks since we were founded. That's 500 smiles to underprivileged youth, teens chasing their dreams, hard-working Moms and Dads. Each pair of shoes helps one start on a new path or journey. We want to ensure that the underprivileged and those in need have access to a fresh pair of kicks in order to take their first step towards their ambitions.
The value of reliable footwear is immense: showing up with appropriate footwear to interviews, interactions, and meetings makes the uphill trek of life more comfortable. But most importantly: the confidence that we all receive from receiving a new pair of shoes goes without saying. Providing a pair of shoes brings delight and self esteem to those who have been devoid of the latter.
The Snkr Truck has partnered with organizations such as the YMCA, , Boys and Girls Club ATX, and Hope Alliance ATX. We have gotten the opportunity to connect with amazing companies, such as Kicking it ATX, Texas Shoe Exchange, and Shoe Palace, on our journey to giving fresh footwear back to the community!
100 Pairs for Teens in the Athletic Program, as we
15 Pairs for YMCA Youth
20 Pairs For Those Overcoming Domestic Abuse
50 Pairs for Foster-System Youth
10 Pairs for Homeless and Recovering Individuals
40 Pairs for women and children escaping homeless.