I am amazed at the impact a pair of shoes can have in the lives of those who receive them. The looks on their faces as their feet are washed by members of the Soles for Jesus team and then fitted with shoes is one of ‘pure joy!’ It touches my heart and so I support Soles in any way that I can. – Cynthia S
Soles For Jesus (SFJ) exists to share the love of Christ by distributing shoes to the underserved in sub-Saharan Africa. Soles For Jesus has an effective strategy in place for sending and distributing shoes in Africa. Most importantly though, they have partners in place. Shoes arrive to their warehouse through the generosity of countless individuals, churches and organizations who donate shoes and funds. The shoes are received and distributed effectively because Soles For Jesus link arms with like-minded organizations established in Africa. Their reports continually show that this mission is making an impact in communities that need both shoes and Jesus.
Shepherd of the Hills collects shoes year-round. When donating, we ask that you rubber band or tie matching shoes together before placing them in the bin to keep them together. These people are not asking for a bicycle, vehicle, bus pass, or some other form of transportation that we are accustomed to in our western world. They simply need a pair of shoes that properly fit them, so they can protect their feet as they walk. What a simple mission! How many containers of shoes do we have in our homes that are unused or outgrown? The mission of SFJ is to gather these shoes and send them to Africa, making a radical difference in the life of a child or adult. By collecting shoes that are hiding in closets and basements across our nation, we can provide hope and diminish disease for thousands. The pairs that you donate will be a life-changing treasure across the globe.