About Us

Our Mission and Our Vision

To provide athletic shoes to low income youth to promote sustainability and  healthy lifestyle in the Bay Area.

Our Vision is to see a world where everyone is mindful to appreciate and nurture our environment and is considerate of their own physical well-being.   

The Problem We are Trying to Solve

The budget for low income public schools athletic departments range from $96 to $926 per year, which provides little to no access to quality athletic resources. Annually, the United States wastes one million pounds of material per person. 28 % of 13- to 17-year-olds from low income students  play team sports, which gives rise to health issues among the youth of these areas. 

How you can help

Be the change and be involved with your community.  Let us know if we can come to your youth group and deliver the message that through Sole2Soul community and sustainability can and will make a difference.  

If you are a coach, student, school or organization who needs running shoes , email us at s2sbayarea@gmail.com.  We are currently collecting names and identifying areas where we can make a difference.  

The Power of Sustainability

Sole2Soul's Role

Our goals is to provide shoes to youth who want to start  living healthier lifestyles.  Sole2Soul provides a platform for a personalized donation experience, where the donor has the opportunity to inspire the receipient.  Through the reuse and repurpose of running shoes, a community can come together to make a difference in our youth. In total, the youth empower themselves and sustain their environment!

A Message from Russell

The SOUL of Sole2Soul


Thank you for taking the time out to visit Sole2Soul.  It's my hope that the message of sustainability and healthy living reaches our youth.  Equally important is the message of community - one people - one planet! We must take charge of our own well - being and environment. We can do this TOGETHER!

But what if we lose that sense of community? It was questions like this that bothered me at a young age when my family and I had the opportunity to visit an Indian Reservation.  

My older sister, had made it to Nationals for USATF Track and Field and my parents decided to make a road trip and to show us America.  The sites were beautiful, yet the one image that bothers me to this day, is the image of the living conditions on a Reservation.  I decided back then that I would try to do something about this and the best that I  could do was to form a non-profit that would put together people, planet, and bring back that sense of community. To help all of us remember that we are accountable for one another. 

I hope that Sole2Soul reminds everyone that we have one planet that needs to erase the color lines and divisiveness that we see.  

This non profit has a lot of growing up to do and as I visit schools and meet with others who are mission aligned to make a difference, I realize that HOPE is not lost and that if we really thought about it - we could all make a difference. 

Thank you for taking time to learn about my non profit.  I am always open to hear about suggestions or feedback. 

Russell Agustin 

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