We have partnered with Soles4Souls to help collect new and gently used shoes for the 900 million people living in extreme poverty around the world. You can make a difference by going barefoot with us and bringing shoes to donate! Shoe donations can also be made at the church office, Monday -Thursday from 9a.m. to 3p.m.
Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, it has distributed more than 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. A nonprofit social enterprise, Soles4Souls earns more than half of its income and commits 100% of donations to programs.
Visit soles4souls.org for more information.
Soles4Souls works with over 1,200 non-profit partners to distribute new shoes and clothing, donated by retailers and manufacturers, to people in need and in times of disaster. We receive shoe and clothing donations from corporate partners, and then work with non-profit partners including homeless shelters, after school programs, international relief and disaster relief organizations to get shoes and clothes to those who need them most, all around the world.
In places like Haiti, Honduras and parts of Africa, a steady job with a sustainable income is extremely hard to find. Many live in extreme poverty, meaning families live on less than $1.90 per day.
Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise model is designed to create real economic change in developing nations. We utilize new and gently-worn shoes as a resource to help people with an opportunity to start and sustain a small business (a micro-enterprise) of their own. The income earned allows entrepreneurs the ability to purchase necessities like food, shelter and education for their families. This is a powerful and sustainable way for people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.