We invite people across the nation to get involved in Soles For Jesus by hosting a shoe drive. If you are located out of state, we don’t want getting shoes to our warehouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to hold you back. We have some transportation ideas to help make donating shoes as easy as possible. Visit our Shoe Delivery page for suggestions on transporting shoes to Milwaukee.
Host a Barefoot Event
Choose a day for your barefoot event. This could be an independent event, a shoe drive kick-off, or the closing date for a shoe drive. Advertise your event in advance, and roll out the red carpet! Prepare kids, student groups, or your entire church to show up for this special event without shoes. Add a red carpet to your main entrance to add some excitement, along with a photographer capturing guests as they arrive. Be sure to share your pictures and events with us, so we can add you to our SFJ photo gallery. Participants are encouraged to bring along their shoe donations on this date. Kids, teens and adults will realize how it feels to live for a few hours without shoes. This is a fun way to involve all ages!
Become a Shoe Collection Site
A shoe Collection Site can be in a business, church, school, or organization – anywhere really! A Collection Site will have a bin for the public to give their shoe donations year-round. Shoes can periodically be delivered to the Soles For Jesus warehouse, so we can sort them and prepare them for shipment to Africa. You can view our current list of Collection Sites here!
If you are interested in becoming a shoe Collection Site for SFJ, please contact Yenh by calling 414-365-1392, or email Yenh@SolesForJesus.org. We are so grateful for those who collect shoes year round.