Bolloré Logistics USA partnered with Boots for Africa to hand over 400 pairs of shoes to the flood victims in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), a coastal South African province, on July 4th, 2022. Bolloré Logistics sponsored the transport and logistics requirements of the Boots for Africa initiative.
Boots for Africa is an organization dedicated to collecting and distributing pre-loved sports shoes/gear to African countries, equipping and empowering promising athletes in under-resourced communities. They have been dedicated to this goal since 2007 and in the past 15 years, have assisted over 39,000 children in 11 African countries to reach their full potential and overcome adversity.
The partnership started a 5 years ago with Bolloré Logistics South Africa and have since then donated over 9000 pairs of shoes and 1800 other sporting items (tennis, hockey, golf, etc.). More recently, the organization has received additional support from Bolloré Logistics agencies in Europe and now expanding this partnership to North America.
The boots and shoes were collected in San Francisco and New York and stored by Bolloré Logistics New York who facilitated all the customs logistics, and then transported the boots to Johannesburg, where they were stored in a warehouse until the handover.
Boots for Africa is now partnering with Bolloré Logistics Canada for the next shipments of soccer boots that have been collected in Vancouver. The majority of the boots are pink and will all go towards the girls.
About Bolloré Logistics USA
Bolloré Logistics USA was established in April 1969. The company is present in 17 cities across the US with the national headquarters located in New York. Our US organization offers complete end to end supply chain solutions to our clients including air & ocean freight, project cargo, ground & cross border, customs brokerage, regional and local distribution centers and e-commerce. Bolloré Logistics USA is a company of over 500 experts with strong value-added skills in specific vertical markets such as aerospace, healthcare, cosmetics & perfumes, flavors & fragrances, fashion & retail, chemicals, energy, automotive, military & defense, aid & relief.
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