The Sandal Falls Project is a local operation coordinated through Niagara University that collects sandals that are gently worn by tourists who visit the Cave of the Winds attraction in Niagara Falls. The sandals are stylish, sturdy, comfortable, and waterproof. Instead of throwing approximately 300,000 of these sandals away each year, the Cave of the Winds donates them to the Sandal Falls Project.

A Local & Worldwide Outreach

Volunteers and supporters of the project sort, sanitize and box the sandals, which are then distributed to individuals in need of footwear worldwide. Locally, the Sandal Falls Project gives the sandals to churches, missions, soup kitchens, community centers and street outreaches. The sandals are also sent to organizations nationally to be distributed to their missions. Internationally, the sandals are sent to areas in need of shoes, such as Cuba, Haiti, India, Kenya and Malaysia.

At NU, faculty and staff have taken sandals on mission trips to Malawi, Guatemala and El Salvador. This project is, at its heart, Vincentian, through providing people with secure, sturdy and comfortable footwear. It also provides a high-quality service-learning opportunity for students in the College of Business Administration who are responsible for operations through the College's student led club - B.O.L.D - Business Organizational Leadership Development.

If you would like to partner with us and/or receive sandals for an outreach project, please fill out this form.