The American footwear sector’s charity Two Ten Foundation is receiving applications for financial assistance at a rate that is 10 times greater than at any other point in its history as people find themselves out of work due to the coronavirus, Footwearbiz reported.

The foundation was set up in 1939  to help workers of the Boston leather district. In 1945, it became a national organization.

A new campaign encourages people and companies to send shoes they no longer need to the charity, which will sell them and use profits to help people.