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Help a child in need. Give a pair of shoes. Your support is needed to provide shoes and life-changing care for vulnerable children throughout the world.

42,000 children are waiting right now for something you and I take for granted: socks and shoes. Shoes protect little feet from icy mountain paths and scorching sands. Shoes keep them safe from disease and injury. Shoes show children they are not forgotten – they are loved by God. 

New shoes put children on the path to hope and a future. Your gift of $30 puts two new pairs of shoes and socks on a precious child's feet.

Host a Shoe Drive

Select a drive below to find out more about our shoe drives.

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Physical Shoe Drive

Collect new shoes with your family, church, business, organization or club.

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Virtual Shoe Drive

Host a virtual fundraiser and include friends and family across your communities.

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Why shoes, though?

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A new pair of shoes puts children on a path to health.

In many developing countries, children have to walk barefoot in muddy, rocky terrain for clean water or to attend school. With bare feet, parasites and diseases like hookworm, jiggers and tetanus can enter the body through cuts in the feet. These illnesses can stunt a child's growth and development physically, but also cause lifelong mental damage. 

Shoes can protect against disease and infection.

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A new pair of shoes removes the barrier to education.

Most schools require children to wear shoes to attend but for many poverty-stricken families, shoes are a luxury they can't afford. Studies show higher attendance in school increases children's chances of obtaining an education - and rising out of poverty.

A new pair of shoes shines hope.

Shoes demonstrate worth and God's love to vulnerable children. Typically, children in orphanages share everything - it's not common for them to have a single possession of their own. New shoes provide hope for these children and the truth they are loved and cared for. 

A new pair of shoes creates opportunity.

Shoes connect families to holistic Buckner ministries. For many families, receiving shoes can be the first step to connect with critical services at the Buckner Family Hope Center® in their community. Family Hope Center staff support families through coaching, education and more along their transformational journey. 



“Working with Buckner International and Buckner Shoes has been a well-received and long-standing partnership that offers Moody Radio listeners in Chattanooga a tangible opportunity to share and live out the gospel with children around the world. Our team and listeners look forward to Shoes for Orphan Souls all year long.”

Brent Manion, Station Manager, Moody Radio Chattanooga

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