One in a million
One in a million
Last year, Buckner gift officer Rhandi Bobo volunteered three times at the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid in Dallas to sort, prepare and pack...
Friday photo: Hope in Peru
Friday photo: Hope in Peru
I met Dania at the Buckner Family Hope Center in Villa Hermosa, Peru, while on a shoe distribution trip with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® last...
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Birthday Club: It's a piece of cake
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Birthday Club: It's a piece of cake
It comes around every year – your birthday. Are you having trouble choosing a party theme? Are you running out of ideas for your birthday wish list?...
Friday photo: Shoes for Orphan Souls® mission trip is life changing
Friday photo: Shoes for Orphan Souls® mission trip is life changing
Last month, 13 people from across the U.S. traveled to the Dominican Republic for a Shoes for Orphan Souls® mission trip, distributing shoes and...
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®: An easy way for churches to change lives
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®: An easy way for churches to change lives
It didn’t take long to convince me that the gift of a pair of shoes through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® is the first step in a child’s, and...
New shoes matter
New shoes matter
“We give much needed shoes and we give them to children,” explains Rachel Wallis, director of Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. ...
Friday photo: Volunteering at Shoes for Orphan Souls®
Friday photo: Volunteering at Shoes for Orphan Souls®
Dwayne Weeks has been an active volunteer with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® for a year. ...
Four fun facts about Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®
Four fun facts about Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®
Did you know that since our start in 1999, Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® has placed more than three million pairs of shoes on vulnerable...
Why are shoe drives so important?
Why are shoe drives so important?
Hosting a shoe drive is a fun, meaningful way to serve those in need. Individual personalities shine through as donors make sure the shoes are special...
Celebrate National Flip-Flop Day and help a child get a new pair of shoes
Celebrate National Flip-Flop Day and help a child get a new pair of shoes
It's hard to believe summer is already here! While you're making your plans for fun in the sun, be sure to mark your calendars for June 16. Our...
It’s summer! Let’s make it count for our children
It’s summer! Let’s make it count for our children
Let the celebration commence! The last school bell of the year is about to ring and children are going to bolt out the doors for the freedom of a...
Beaumont Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® drive sets local record
Beaumont Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® drive sets local record
A record number of vulnerable children will have hope and help as a result of the 88.1 KLBT Community Shoe Drive that collected nearly 2,900 pairs of...
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® thanks you!
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® thanks you!
Have you ever donated a pair of shoes to Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®? Because of your help, more than three million pairs of new shoes have...
3 reasons why a Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® shoe drive is perfect for your Rotary Club
3 reasons why a Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® shoe drive is perfect for your Rotary Club
Since 1999, one of the ways Buckner International has served children throughout the world is by providing the gift of shoes. In fact, Buckner Shoes...
5 tips for a successful shoe drive
5 tips for a successful shoe drive
After signing up to host a shoe drive through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®, we always receive one question back: How do I make this shoe drive...
Welcome to shoe week
Welcome to shoe week
The last week in April is always an exciting time here at Buckner – it’s shoe week! From Ohio to Texas, teams are gathering shoes to bring back to...
Thank you for helping Guatemalan children go to school
Thank you for helping Guatemalan children go to school
In the whirlwind of humanitarian aid, it usually feels like we’re moving from one crisis to another. Sometimes the need seems so dire, and we race...
Four ways to share the Easter story with your children
Four ways to share the Easter story with your children
At Easter, we celebrate how Christ died and was resurrected from the grave to save us, his children, from death as sinners. As adults, we understand...
Friday photo: City Credit Union hosts shoe drive
Friday photo: City Credit Union hosts shoe drive
In honor of their 75th anniversary, City Credit Union is giving back to the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Throughout the month of March, City Credit...
Give shoes. Send a child to school.
Give shoes. Send a child to school.
Research has shown time and again that education changes lives. It’s one of the keys for families trying to pull themselves out of poverty. School...
Help Guatemalan children go to school
Help Guatemalan children go to school
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® urgently needs shoes for older Guatemalan children otherwise they will not be able to go to school.  ...
Volunteers change lives through Buckner International
Volunteers change lives through Buckner International
Volunteers have always been at the heart of Buckner International’s efforts to protect children, strengthen families and serve seniors, and you...
‘The shoe boy’ fulfills mission to help vulnerable children through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®
‘The shoe boy’ fulfills mission to help vulnerable children through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®
When Jonathan Miller was 10 years old, he became extremely concerned about the plight of widows and orphans worldwide, so he went to his church bishop...
Faith Focus: What's your story?
Faith Focus: What's your story?
Last week, representatives from Subway stores across East Texas presented a check for more than $8,000 to Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® to shine...
Friday photo: East Texas Subway presents check to Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls
Friday photo: East Texas Subway presents check to Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls
In the month of August, locally-owned SUBWAY® restaurants in the Tyler, Longview, Nacogdoches and Lufkin, Texas, area partnered with Buckner Shoes...
Make 2017 count: How you can help vulnerable children and families this year
Make 2017 count: How you can help vulnerable children and families this year
Everyone wants his or her life to matter. We want our actions to impact others positively and leave a lasting legacy. The start of a new year is the...
Frisco woman makes decade-long impact on children through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®
Frisco woman makes decade-long impact on children through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®
Lisa Schaefer isn’t much of a shopper. It just doesn’t excite her. Unless it helps vulnerable children through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. ...
Consumer Team talks with Buckner President Dr. Albert Reyes
Consumer Team talks with Buckner President Dr. Albert Reyes
Consumer Team host Pete Thomson from 1080 KRLD interviewed Buckner International President Dr. Albert Reyes on Saturday, Oct. 22. The...
A shoe drive legacy
A shoe drive legacy
The way Henry Hill lived life set him apart. He lived with purpose. He was passionate about caring for others, particularly vulnerable children and...
Friday photo: Participants of all ages join #RUNforSHOES
Friday photo: Participants of all ages join #RUNforSHOES
Participants of all ages have laced up their shoes and #RUNforSHOES this week to help provide new, black school shoes children in the Dominican...
How to be a voice for the vulnerable in your church: What we can learn from the CIA
How to be a voice for the vulnerable in your church: What we can learn from the CIA
In the 1990s, CIA Analyst Carmen Medina saw a gap in the information flow from the field to American intelligence agencies. Put simply, the flow was...
Faith Focus: Obedience happens one step at a time
Faith Focus: Obedience happens one step at a time
Hector Flores has one wish for his children: “I want them to study so they can become someone. Not like me.” ...
Where can a pair of shoes take you?
Where can a pair of shoes take you?
Footwear donated through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® opens the door to a world of opportunity for vulnerable children and families through the...
What if you could help a child in need get to school?
What if you could help a child in need get to school?
#RUNforSHOES starts this Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal of providing the black shoes children in two elementary schools in Santo...
Non-Conformists: Changing the world one family at a time
Non-Conformists: Changing the world one family at a time
Nearly five years after his death, Steve Jobs is largely still considered by many to be the greatest visionary and innovator of his generation. He...
Run for shoes. Run for education.
Run for shoes. Run for education.
Karen is a bright 14-year-old who lives in the Eduardo Brito community in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Many of the families who live in this...
Why I volunteer
Why I volunteer
I met Trevor* and Jacob* this spring. They were the first to arrive at a Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® shoe distribution. The event took place at...
Buckner delivers aid to those affected by floods in Louisiana
Buckner delivers aid to those affected by floods in Louisiana
Texas communities have rallied together with Buckner International to help those affected by the record-breaking rains that caused heavy flooding...
Friday photo: Supporting Louisiana flood victims
Friday photo: Supporting Louisiana flood victims
Allen High School students raised money to help replace lost athletic equipment at Runnels High School in Baton Rouge, La., during the recent...
DFW gives shoes, shines hope into local community
DFW gives shoes, shines hope into local community
What can bring a veterinarian’s office, water parks, churches and dental offices together for the same great cause? New shoes – and a message of...
WAY-FM provides hope for children on Guatemala mission trip
WAY-FM provides hope for children on Guatemala mission trip
EDITOR'S NOTE: In June, a team of volunteers traveled to Guatemala with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® and WAY-FM, a Christian radio station based...
VIDEO: How Natasha found hope
VIDEO: How Natasha found hope
Natasha Potts remembers clearly how a simple pair of black boots brought so much hope into her life at 12 years old. She lived in a Russian orphanage...
Friday photo: Windcatchers and new shoes
Friday photo: Windcatchers and new shoes
Children at the Buckner Family Hope Center in Jocotenango, Guatemala, received new shoes this week from a missions group delivering shoes. The team...
‘To God be the glory’
‘To God be the glory’
After going on a mission trip to Peru last summer and Guatemala the year before that, I felt God say it was time to journey to the Dominican Republic...
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® and WFAA bring DFW shoe drive back home
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® and WFAA bring DFW shoe drive back home
This summer, Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls and ABC affiliate WFAA-TV are bringing churches, businesses and organizations together throughout the...
12 ways to get ready for your short-term mission trip
12 ways to get ready for your short-term mission trip
Today we're sharing some helpful tips to get you ready for your short-term international mission trip! Mission trips are such a wonderful opportunity...
Mom: ‘I couldn’t stop smiling’ after seeing my kids wearing new shoes
Mom: ‘I couldn’t stop smiling’ after seeing my kids wearing new shoes
Santa has been working as a janitor for four years, earning about $150 a month to support her family. Her ex-husband occasionally gives her $5, but...
Faith Focus: Generosity begets generosity
Faith Focus: Generosity begets generosity
As Uyless Bland walked out to the mound at Globe Life Park in Arlington for Buckner Day at the Rangers, he had an entire city behind him. ...
Texas teen collects shoes for Eagle Scout project, throws first pitch at Rangers game
Texas teen collects shoes for Eagle Scout project, throws first pitch at Rangers game
As Uyless Bland walked out to the mound at Globe Life Park in Arlington for Buckner Day at the Rangers, he had an entire city behind him. ...
Friday photo: First pitch
Friday photo: First pitch
Uyless Brand, a high school senior and Eagle Scout from Goliad, Texas, threw out the first pitch Sunday for Buckner Day at the Texas Rangers. Uyless...
Missouri Rotary collects, donates 17,377 pairs of new shoes for vulnerable children
Missouri Rotary collects, donates 17,377 pairs of new shoes for vulnerable children
DALLAS—A truck load of 17,377 pairs of new shoes, collected and donated by Missouri Rotary District 6040 arrived at the Buckner International...
Giving hope and shoes in Dallas
Giving hope and shoes in Dallas
Buckner staff and volunteers distributed 250 pairs of shoes to children in need at David G. Burnet Elementary School in the Bachman Lake community...
The power of a hug
The power of a hug
Janet Biggar recently went on her first Buckner mission trip. She and the team shined hope into the lives of vulnerable children in Peru by...
Friday photo: Washing the disciples feet
Friday photo: Washing the disciples feet
"So when Jesus had washed their feet and put his outer clothing back on, he took his place at the table again and said to them, 'Do you understand...
3 ways shoes bring hope
3 ways shoes bring hope
For the past 16 years, we've been giving shoes to children around the world and in the United States. Most of us don't think twice about the shoes we...
Friday photo: Shoes and smiles
Friday photo: Shoes and smiles
Children in Chiapas, Mexico, were all smiles this summer after receiving a brand new pair of shoes through a local Shoes for Orphan Souls...
8 ways to get involved with Buckner in 2016
8 ways to get involved with Buckner in 2016
1. Host a shoe drive. ...
Friday photo: Univision collects shoes for Buckner
Friday photo: Univision collects shoes for Buckner
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls partnered with Univision Dallas in December to collect shoes. The shoe drive began with a volunteer day at the...
From the mission field: Pity or compassion?
From the mission field: Pity or compassion?
A tiny girl, barefooted, dirty and alone, silhouetted among mountains of sparkling broken glass, recycled plastic and other trash, caught my eye. ...
IN THE MEDIA: Riverside to take shoes in lieu of payment at basketball game
IN THE MEDIA: Riverside to take shoes in lieu of payment at basketball game
We love seeing innovative ways people collect shoes for Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. Last week, instead of charging a ticket fee, a high school in...
Friday photo: 83 and counting
Friday photo: 83 and counting
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls recently added another country to the list where shoes have been distributed -- Djibouti! That makes 83. We're so...
Friday photo: Shoe delivery to Peruvians who don't have any
Friday photo: Shoe delivery to Peruvians who don't have any
Several months ago, two Buckner Peru staff delivered shoes deep into the jungle to a village called Autiki, which is an Ashaninka Native Community. It...
Buckner delivers shoes to barefoot Peruvian village
Buckner delivers shoes to barefoot Peruvian village
For many of us, a pair of shoes may be nothing more than a good-looking shoe, but shoes are precious for many of the children we serve in Peru. Never...
Adopted sisters stay connected to birth country
Adopted sisters stay connected to birth country
Stephanie Merchant, known by many loyal followers as The Nutrition Mom, is passionate about a lot of things: healthy living, nutrition and work-life...
Friday photo: #RunforShoes
Friday photo: #RunforShoes
Last week, people all over the country participated in #RunforShoes, a virtual run to benefit Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls and to raise awareness...
BREAKING: Shoes reach Iraqis under siege
BREAKING: Shoes reach Iraqis under siege
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following account came straight from a humanitarian aid worker in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, who distributed shoes on Sept....
Friday Photo: Kurdistan shoe delivery
Friday Photo: Kurdistan shoe delivery
Through a partner organization, Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® was able to serve Yazidi refugee children in Iraq who have fled their homes because...
Friday photo: Lima, Peru
Friday photo: Lima, Peru
A member of Reunion Church in Dallas ministers to a child in a Peruvian orphanage on a Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls shoe delivery trip. The church...
Friday photo: Dominican Republic
Friday photo: Dominican Republic
Eduardo Brito Family Hope Center in the Dominican Republic. ...

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