Shoe Drive Goal: 50 Pairs of Shoes

On February 21st, we are inviting everyone to not wear shoes to church and also bring a pair of new shoes to donate to Buckner Shoes for the Orphan Souls®. They provide new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and throughout the world. We will be accepting donations starting February 21st through March 6th.








Shoe Drive: February 21st - March 6th

On February 21st, we are inviting everyone to not wear shoes to church and also bring a pair of new shoes to donate to Buckner Shoes for the Orphan Souls®. They provide new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and throughout the world. We will be accepting donations starting February 21st through March 6th.








OUR GOAL: 50 Pairs of Shoes

Shoes Needed

The greatest need is new athletic shoes, sizes youth 1 through adult size 9.


How to Pack

1. Take shoes out of the shoe box and remove all tags and paper. 

2. Match the shoes. Tie the shoestrings together or secure them together with a rubber band.

3. Write a note, draw a picture or tuck a photo inside the shoes for the child who will receive them (optional).








Why Shoes?

New shoes provide health.

Shoes are foundational to good health. In many developing countries we serve, children are forced to walk barefoot for miles to gather clean water, to visit a doctor or to go to school. Diseases such as hookworm, jiggers, tetanus and other parasites enter the body through the feet. These diseases can stunt a child’s growth and development, as well as cause life-long cognitive impairment. Walking barefoot in rocky or muddy terrain can also cause injury to a child’s feet, further opening the possibility for infection or disease.


New shoes provide education

Many schools around the world require children to wear shoes to attend, but for many poverty-stricken families, shoes are a luxury they cannot afford. Studies also show that children who are healthy are more likely to be successful in school and have higher attendance, therefore increasing their chances of obtaining critical education to succeed in life.


New shoes provide hope.

For many of the children we serve in orphanages around the world, new shoes are a constant and urgent need. Typically, children in orphanages share everything. They do not own a single possession to their name. So when you give an orphan a new pair of shoes, it communicates love and helps them know they are special. They are not forgotten. New shoes provide hope for these children that someone out there cares about them and loves them unconditionally.


For more information about Buckner Shoes for the Orphan Souls®, visit their website: www.shoesfororphansouls.com