One of the many benefits of working at PhillyJunk is giving back to our community. Whether its the occasional furniture dropoff or giving away items to charities, we are always pursuing opportunities to benefit those in need.

Recently, we were fortunate to join forces with a Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-GPC) in an daunting venture that would provided a multitude of shoes to the underprivileged.

The selfless volunteers in the chapter undertook the task of participating in Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes and delivers them worldwide. In total, they collected a whopping 12,000-plus shoes in a short amount of time. Their efforts were nothing short of extraordinary and seeing the smiles on their faces as the shoes piled up demonstrated their pure, honest generosity.

PhillyJunk was nothing more than a footnote in aiding the process. Being part of NAPO-GPC ourselves, we offered our pickup service to the chapter and helped deliver the collected shoes to a transfer warehouse in New Jersey. We were a small, but vital component to the cause, especially considering the tremendous quantity collected.

All told, PhillyJunk packed and transported 6 truckloads of shoes to the warehouse, where the donations were unloaded and packaged prior to their sendoff to Nashville.

The organizers of the function have thanked us endlessly for our service, but all the satisfaction we needed was knowing we contributed, in albeit a small fashion, to such a worthwhile cause.