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Orphan Sunday is coming soon and we’d love for you and your church to celebrate with us by hosting a shoe drive through Shoes for Orphan Souls®, the largest humanitanitarian aid project of Buckner International. For those who have never celebrated it before, Orphan Sunday is one day each year dedicated to raising awareness in the Church about the plight of orphan children. There’s no right or wrong way to recognize and celebrate this day »
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August and September marked the end of two of the largest shoe drives of the year – the Houston community drive, and the WMBW and WFCM radio station shoe drives in Tennessee. Houston businesses, churches, organizations and schools came together to collect more than 25,500 pairs of shoes for children in need. South Main Baptist Church alone collected more than 13,000 pairs of shoes, and Madison Robinson, creator and owner of FishFlops, donated 1»
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A Sawyer, Kan., church gave their annual campout a new spin last fall with a shoe- and feet-themed weekend. The theme came to Beth Fisher after reading a story in her local newspaper about a boy who held a shoe drive for his birthday. Fisher is a member of Old German Baptist Brethren Church and headed up the planning for the church’s 2012 campout. “We had activities surrounding shoes and feet, and lessons about walking in the right direction»
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The five first grade classes at Mockingbird Elementary School in Coppell, Texas, held a school-wide shoe drive at the end of 2011 as a project-based learning experience. They made public service announcements at school, created posters to advertise, and counted, sorted and graphed the 168 pairs of shoes and 402 pairs of socks they collected. When their drive ended, all five classes took a field trip to the Shoes for Orphan Souls warehouse to see»
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By Scott Collins It’s a scene I’ve watched for 13 years, going back even before Buckner took over what is today Shoes for Orphan Souls™. The mission team files into an orphanage where a horde of giddy and excited children wait. It’s chaos in the best possible way. Boxes sitting on the floor are ripped open and eager hands extract the contents – shoes. Mission volunteers, as excited now as the children they are about to serve, reach i»
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How Shoes Make a Difference for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
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Churches to collect shoes, bring them to Texas Baptist Family Gathering in San Antonio July 14-17 DALLAS— Buckner International is teaming up with Texas Baptists to encourage Baptist churches across the state to collect new shoes now through July 14 and bring them to the first-ever Texas Baptist Family Gathering, which will take place July 14 – 17 in San Antonio, Texas. Shoes collected will benefit vulnerable children in the Rio Grande Valley»
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DALLAS – It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to live without shoes, but for many orphans and vulnerable children around the world, it’s a reality. And while new shoes are considered a luxury by some people, many children are forced to walk barefoot on rocky terrain or sewage-lined streets just to collect water for their families or play with their friends. Buckner International’s Shoes for Orphan Souls ministry is partnering with K-LOVE»
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Musicians and students to perform Christmas hits at Grapevine Mills to help orphans worldwide through Buckner International GRAPEVINE, Texas – Music Starz Studio and Serenata Strings musicians will serenade shoppers with violins, violas and cellos to help provide new shoes for orphans this Christmas at Grapevine Mills Mall. This is the third year the musicians and students have performed at the mall to raise funds for Shoes for Orphan Souls®»
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COPPELL, Texas –The second annual CiCi’s Pizza Barefoot Run, benefiting Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls, will be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 6 at Andy Brown Park East in Coppell, Texas. The 5K and 1-mile fun run is open to children and adults, and shoes are considered “optional,” said Kendra Lovelady, event manager. “Barefoot running has become a popular trend, but it’s something the kids we serve around the world face every day ,” she said.»