I'd take used shoes, it really doesn't bother me. Especially for kids since they grow out of them so quickly. Just open them up and set them in the sun for a few hours. So there are some people who would purchase shoes from a thrift store, consignment sale, or take them from a friend who aren't destitute, just thrifty. Lots of shoes at those places arent worn out at all, just gently used, especially dressy shoes.