Mission Statement

Here at Twenty Two Kicks we have launched our shoe recycle project where parents can donate their children's old school shoes to be cleaned up and given a fresh lease of life in time for the new school year. The idea is to try and help families who may be worried about affording new school shoes as the cost of living crisis continues. 


We are hoping that the people of York rally behind the project and donate where they can.  We would rather be overwhelmed with donations than underwhelmed! Once cleaned, all footwear will be given away, no questions asked. All we do ask is that you only take what you need so we can help as many families as possible. 


Millions of shoes are thrown into landfill every week, according to the charity Shoe Aid. We aim to REFRESH | REUSE | REPURPOSE your footwear, creating a more sustainable and affordable environment. 


Join us at City Screen York in The Basement on the 19th August, 

10.30-17.30 where we will be giving the donated school shoes for free to anyone who needs them. No questions asked. 

School Shoe Donation Project

Community outreach to help families during the cost of living crisis

Where can you donate?

City Screen, Picturehouse

City Screen Picturehouse, York is our flagship site for the School Shoe Donation Project. Located at the top of Coney Street, overlooking the River Ouse, the 3 screen art house cinema is at the heart of the York community and was our first port of call when starting this project. 


The donation bin can be found in the foyer.


Pictured above is City Screen Marketing Manager, Karl Henderson and Twenty Two Kicks owner, Krissy Wainwright.

Pocklington Arts 

Located at the Box Office

Web Adventure Park

Located by reception

York Sports Village,   University of York

Located by reception

York Community Stadium

Located near reception 


York Sports Centre, 
University of York

Located at the back of SPARK

Located by reception

'Free preloved school shoes, no questions asked.'

What are we asking for?

We are asking all parents and guardians in the York and surrounding areas to donate their kids old school shoes at the drop off locations above. 

Throughout the summer these donation bins will be emptied and the shoes will be cleaned. I know what you're thinking... what footwear and what condition? Below is a little guide to help.


We need them all. From toddler through to adult. Wide fit, standard fit and everything in-between.


Can you donate your adult shoes? Yes please!


We will accept any and all.



School Shoes


Football Boots





We are grateful for all donations, we just ask that you do not donate if the shoes have holes in the soles. 



The Basement, City Screen York

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