Shoes for H.O.P.E

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 2011 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:

  • Shoes that you do not want any more
  • Shoes that you do not wear any more
  • All shapes and sizes of shoes
  • Baby, infant, toddler, child, teen, and adult
  • Boots, flip-flops, sandals, tennis shoes, dress shoes, hiking shoes, cleats, etc.
  • Clean shoes
  • NEW and GENTLY USED shoes
  • Any SHAPE
  • Any SIZE
  • There are three ways YOU can make a POSITIVE IMPACT:

    1. You can be a Non-Profit Partner:

    Join other organizations that are getting involved in this "pay-it-forward" concept and getting others involved as well. As a church, a school, a civic group, or another non-profit organization, you can partner with us and earn 10 cents per pound of shoes that your organization collects. This is a great fundraiser without having to sell anything! People love to give you their NEW and GENTLY USED shoes!

    2. You can 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.

    3. You can donate your shoes at anyone of our drop off locations.

    How many 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.