WHO WE ARE
OUR DONORS ARE A DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO REACH OUT TO FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY WITH CHILDREN WHO NEED SHOES
This effort is designed to respectfully and quietly provide shoes to children with no judgment - just love and concern for the children.
We hope families accept the shoes as a gift of love and caring
WHAT WE DO
We have a number of partner organizations in the community who help us in our efforts. When someone from a partnering organization identifies a child who needs a pair of shoes, they help the child choose a pair of shoes. The child gets to pick the style and color of the shoes they would like. The partner then lets our organization know and shoes are purchased for the child. Shoes are delivered to the partner organization so they can give them to the child. We do not know who the children are, and we don't want others to know who they are either.
SOULS reaching out with SOLES to touch SOULS
RESPECT - CARING - SUPPORT...NO JUDGMENT
WHERE WE SERVE
Ottawa County, Ohio
We currently work with partners in:
the GrandLove program
Port Clinton City Schools
Danbury Local Schools
and are looking to expand in the future
WHY WE DO THIS
This effort started six years ago as an idea spawned with money collected as an alternative to a Christmas gift exchange within a local book club. At that time, shoes were only available to Danbury students. A little over a year ago, we set up a similar effort for the GrandLove (grandparents and other relatives taking care of children) program. To accommodate the additional shoe requests, we expanded the Danbury model and sought additional funding from local service organizations.
Within the past year, we applied for and were granted a 501(c)(3) status for our non-profit organization so that we could apply for grants and other funding to continue to fund and expand this effort.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Have any organization you belong to invite us to speak about the program
- Participate in future fundraising events (more information coming soon)
- Donate to our organization