Missions In Motion 
Shoes for H.O.P.E. Program 
Pairs of Shoes!

Shoes for H.O.P.E. is an exciting program that is making a POSITIVE IMPACT around the world. Missions In Motion International Ministries is teaming up with businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals across the U.S. to collect NEW and GENTLY USED shoes for people that do not have shoes. According to a recent poll:

  • The average woman owns about 17 pairs of shoes
  • The average woman wears 3 pairs of shoes regularly; the rest sit in her closet
  • Half of the world lives on $2.50 a day
  • 3 billion people cannot afford food, clothing, or housing
  • People die every day from diseases contracted from not having shoes to wear
  • Over 300 million children do not have shoes to wear
  • Many children are unable to attend school because they do not have shoes
  • Your generous donation of NEW and GENTLY USED shoes can make a difference in the lives of people everywhere, and can possibly save lives. Shoes can be used to prevent the hardship and life-threatening symptoms caused by parasitic infection and soil transmitted diseases. Approximately two billion people worldwide suffer with parasitic diseases that could be prevented by wearing shoes. All donated NEW and GENTLY USED shoes will be redistributed through micro-enterprise partners and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain, and grow an enterprise to feed, clothe, and house their families.

    Here are the shoes we want:

  • NEW or GENTLY USED PAIRS OF SHOES ONLY – NO SINGLE shoes or shoes with holes or falling apart.
  • Men's, women's, and children's pairs of shoes
  • Clean shoes
  • TYPES: Athletic shoes, sneakers, boots, flats, sandals, dress shoes, loafers, etc.
  • WE CANNOT ACCEPT: Heels, wedges, snow boots, fluffy slippers, or metal cleats.
  • There are three ways YOU can make a POSITIVE IMPACT:

    1. Host a Shoe Drive:

    Host a Shoe Drive as a Service Project or as a Fundraiser! Any business, group, or individual can host a Shoe Drive as a Service Project but only non-profits can host a Shoe Drive as a Fundraiser and earn 10 cents per pound of shoes you collect.  YOU choose, they both are fun and people love to give their NEW or GENTLY USED PAIRS of shoes to those in need! Join other groups and individuals that are getting involved in this "pay-it-forward" concept and getting others involved as well. This is a great fundraiser without having to sell anything! People love to give you their NEW and GENTLY USED PAIRS of shoes! Click here for more info on hosting a shoe drive.

    2. Be a Drop Off Location:

    Missions In Motion International Ministries receives many calls asking where people can drop off their shoes in their local community. As a result, we have developed partnerships with local businesses to provide Shoes for H.O.P.E. drop off locations. Just place one of our collection bins in a visible location at your site, and allow people to drop off their shoes during normal business hours.

    The benefits of being a drop off location include increased traffic to your business, being mentioned on all of Missions In Motion's social media sites, and making a POSITIVE IMPACT in your community as well as in developing countries. Click here to set up a Drop Off Location.

    3. Volunteer at our Warehouse:

    Occasionally we host "Shoe Packing Parties" to help us sort, count, and bag shoes to get them ready for shipment. We also need help on shipment days. These are great team building opportunities and great for individuals and families! Click here to volunteer.

    How many new or gently used pairs of shoes will you collect or donate? 

    A child, a family, a village, and a nation need your shoes. 

    We look forward to hearing from you soon and collecting your unwanted shoes. 


    ***Shoes for H.O.P.E. is not available in Illinois, Mississippi, or North Carolina***