An amazing group of Buckner friends in Missouri has provided tens of thousands of pairs of new shoes for children around the world.
When it comes to organizing shoe drives for Shoes for Orphan Souls, our friends at the Missouri
Rotary perform in championship style! This amazing organization remains the single largest contributing group to the shoe campaign, having collected 207,000 pairs of shoes and $78,000 in cash since holding its first shoe drive in 2001.
All of us at Buckner are deeply grateful for this partnership with Missouri Rotary in a life-changing ministry. But we aren’t the only ones who wanted to tell friends like these how much a new pair of shoes means.
A group of needy children in the Philippines sat down to express in their own words how happy they are with their new shoes:
“Thank you very much for the shoes I have received. It is a big help for me since my parents cannot afford to give me one. Thank you and may God bless you always.” —Marilyn
“I am so blessed that I was chosen as one of the recipients. These shoes will surely help me in the coming days. For sure I can use it when I continue my studies in high school. I will value and take care of these shoes always. Thank you very much for sharing your blessings to the people in need like us. We will never forget you and your kindness to us.” —Jerome
Worth the Effort
Notes like these truly make our day at Buckner. We trust that they are also encouraging for our Shoes for Orphan Souls supporters at the Missouri Rotary—and for all who help make this program a success. Thank you again for your generosity.
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