Soles4Souls Shoe Collection
Make a difference by donating a pair of new or gently used shoes in the bins in the Cathedral Lobby beginning during any of our services, beginning April 29, or during normal business hours. After collection shoes will be donated to Soles4Souls for distribution in poverty-stricken countries around the world.
The connection between poverty and shoes is well documented. The World Bank estimates that more than 400 million children worldwide live in pronounced poverty. Many of these children will grow up never having had a pair of shoes, resulting in significant ramifications for their health and wellbeing. Lacking proper footwear, countless children will not be permitted or able to attend school. These millions of poverty-stricken boys and girls can also be infected with soil-transmitted parasitic diseases like hookworm, causing lasting suffering and lifelong debilitation due to being barefoot.
We hope you'll join us as we make a difference in people's lives around the world by bringing a pair of shoes!