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Shoes for Kids

Four States Homepage (October, 2017)—Area kids in need of shoes found help, thanks to a partnership in Neosho today. Cross Church and Samaritan’s Feet teamed up to hand out an estimated 400 pairs of shoes to kids. Samaritan’s Feet received a grant from Wal-Mart to service 2,000 people in Missouri including this trip to Neosho. Not only did the two groups give away shoes, but volunteers also washed the kid’s feet while sharing a special message. [read more]

Churches Unite for Operation Inasmuch

Rockingham Now (October, 2017)—Churches and ministries teamed up on Sept. 23 to bring a surge of love, support and goodwill to Rockingham County in partnership with the national non-profit Operation Inasmuch. With free meals and clothes and acts of service, the churches created a united front to face the needs of the county head on. [read more]

Church Provides New Shoes for Students, Staff at Barrio Logan School

10 News (September, 2017)—After worshipping at Perkins Elementary School for several years, church members saw a need, new shoes. School officials say about 25 percent of their population is homeless and new shoes might not be an option for families. So the church teamed up with Samaritan’s Feet to outfit every student and staff member with new shoes. [read more]

Football, Samaritan’s Feet Team Up

95.3 Wiki (September, 2017)—The Hanover football team will host the fifth annual Samaritan’s Feet Game this Saturday, Sept. 23, when the team hosts Anderson for 1:30 p.m. kickoff at Alumni Stadium. For the past four years, the Panthers have hosted a Samaritan’s Feet awareness-event during a home football game. The Hanover men’s basketball team also hosted a Samaritan’s Feet game this past season. [read more]

Partnership Brings Shoes, Socks to Students

Shelby Star (September, 2017)—Robin Melton sat chatting with student after student as she washed their feet and fit them with new pairs of shoes at Township Three Elementary School Wednesday. Melton was one of more than 80 volunteers to help Samaritan’s Feet and Walmart Distribution to provide one new pair of socks and shoes for every student, staff and faculty member at the elementary school. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet: Reconcile Dallas

Episcopal Diocese of Dallas (September, 2017)—In an act of love and reconciliation, a diverse group of Dallas area churches are uniting to wash the feet of children and provide them with a new pair of shoes. This event is scheduled for 6 p.m., October 16 at St. Philip’s School in South Dallas. “This is about bringing the city together,” said the Rev. Kwesi R. Kamau. “This is about sitting in front of a child and asking, ‘what is your name? What is your dream?’ and telling that child that God has sent us to serve you, then taking off their shoes, washing their feet and putting new shoes on their feet. [read more]

Grace Hill Elementary Students Given New Shoes

NWA (September, 2017)—Students at Grace Hill Elementary School got a special gift today. Walmart associates and Samaritan’s Feet stopped by the school to give each student a new pair of shoes. Organizers say the physical need for proper footwear is an important issue to address, especially in our area. Organizers also say the giveaway is not really all about the shoes but more about the interaction. [read more]

Houston ISD, Samaritan’s Feet Hand Out 10,000 New Shoes to GRB Evacuees

ABC 13 (September, 2017)—Houston Independent School District teamed up with a nonprofit to distribute thousands of pairs of shoes to Hurricane Harvey flood victims. Samaritan’s Feet donated 10,000 pairs of its World Shoe to HISD students and others sheltered at the George R. Brown Convention Center. [read more]

Houston Area Spends Labor Day Focused on Harvey Recovery

Houston Chronicle (September, 2017)—It was anything but a restful Labor Day in the Houston area on Monday, as shelters aided thousands of residents displaced by flooding caused by tropical storm Harvey, homeowners and businesses continued assessing property damage, an evacuation order was lifted near a chemical plant that had exploded and some suburban school districts prepared to welcome students back to class this week. [read more]

Samaritans Feet Gives Over 500 Pairs of Shoes to Local Elementary School

WJBF (August, 2017)—The students attending Southside Elementary School got a big surprise from a nonprofit in a way many would never guess. South Carolina based non-profit ‘Samaritans feet’ is celebrating its 15th year. And Wednesday, the group gave more than 500 students at Augusta’s Southside Elementary a new pair of kicks. [read more]

UK Legends Raise Funds

Kentucky (August, 2017)— Among the charities expected to benefit from the event were St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital ($110,000), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ($35,000), Lexington Humane Society, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky ($15,000), Miracle League of Wilmington ($50,000), EverFi ($100,000),Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County ($50,000), Samaritan’s Feet ($100,000), Connecticut Burn Care Foundation ($10,000) and 4 Paws for Ability ($50,000). [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Distributes More Than 1,500 Pairs of Shoes

KSFW (August, 2017)— Samaritan’s Feet held its 5th annual shoe and sock giveaway in Sioux Falls Saturday morning. Roughly 350 volunteers gathered at three different locations across the city to help wash feet and distribute more than 1500 pairs of brand new shoes and socks to kids in need. Over the past five years Samaritan’s Feet has given away more than 13,000 pairs of shoes across South Dakota.  [read more]

A Day of Hope: Children Receive School Supplies, Shoes, and Haircuts

My Horry News (August, 2017)— Washing feet was not part of the deal for Donna Wynn. She told Sheila Karsevar she’d volunteer to do anything else at the third annual A Day of Hope, but participating in washing people’s feet was out. Long story short, the Carolina Forest resident not only washed people’s feet this year, she plans to do it next year too.  [read more]

Service Above Self: Rotary Club Kicks Off School Year with Shoe Giveaway

The Lovely Citizen (August, 2017)— Thanks to the Eureka Springs Rotary Club, the new school year means a new pair of shoes for hundreds of Carroll County children in need. Rotary hosted its annual shoe giveaway on Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Eureka Springs High School cafeteria, where families from all over the county were welcome.  [read more]

Richmond County School Selected for Shoe Project

The Augusta Chronicle (August, 2017)— Richmond County Board of Education vice president Jimmy Atkins got a lot more than lunch when he ran into Jill Kauffman at a local restaurant recently. At Tuesday night’s board of education meeting, Atkins recalled speaking with Kauffman during a live broadcast for 88.3 WAFJ-FM. Kauffman, the radio station’s promotions director, told Atkins about the campaign they were conducting.  [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Announces 2017 ‘Hope Givers’ and Honorees for the ‘Person of the Year’

Charlotte, NC (August, 2017)— Samaritan’s Feet International is pleased to announce 12 outstanding honorees and servant leaders who exemplify its mission through their professional and philanthropic contributions to
community and service as ‘Hope Givers’.  [read more]

Back to School Distribution Fundraiser Provides Shoes & School Supplies to Cabarrus County

Cabarrus Magazine (July, 2017)—This year in Concord, NC will mark the 6th Annual Back-to-School Distribution. Samaritan’s Feet hopes to donate 500 pairs of shoes, on top of other school supplies such as backpacks, pencils, and more. In order to reach this goal, $9,000 needs to be raised. [read more]

‘Giving Hope Sioux Falls’ Grant Program Gives $18,000 to Five Area Youth Organizations

KSFY (July, 2017)—It was an exciting Wednesday night at Burnside Bingo where more than $18,000 raised over the last several months was given to five organizations serving youth of the Sioux Empire. One of them was the Sioux Falls School District. KSFY News partnered with the Sioux Falls Storm in April to sponsor A Night of Hope and Caring helping to level the playing field for schools in need of fundraising for things like supplies, playground equipment and field trips. [read more]

Back to School Shoe Distribution Scheduled

Lovely Citizen (July, 2017)—In partnership with Samaritan’s Feet, the Rotary Club of Eureka Springs will host a back-to-school shoe distribution from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Eureka Springs High School cafeteria. All students who receive free or reduced-price meals are eligible to pick up a new pair of shoes. That includes students from Eureka Springs, Berryville and Green Forest. [read more]

First Bank, Samaritan’s Feet Bring ‘Shoes of Hope’ to Community

KFVS (July, 2017)—In partnership with Samaritan’s Feet International, 40 First Bank employees distributed around 1,000 pairs of new shoes to area children, youth and adults in need. It was part of “Love Ferguson,” an event at McCluer High School on July 16. First Bank also made a $3,000 donation to Samaritan’s Feet and a $500 donation to the Ferguson-Florissant School District. During the “Love Ferguson” event, First Bank employees washed the feet of shoe recipients along with representatives from local churches, Ferguson government officials, and other community volunteers. [read more]

International Organization Gives Shoes, Hope, Support to Needy on Love Ferguson Day

KSDK (July, 2017)—City leaders in one north St. Louis County community declared Sunday, July 16, a special day: Love Ferguson Day. To help celebrate, an international organization helped spread a little love to children in the Ferguson-Florissant School District with its Shoes of Hope campaign. “We are an international non-profit that provides shoes for needy children around the world. And the real message is hope and encouragement. [read more]

1,000 New Shoes Donated to Residents of Ferguson

KMOV (July, 2017)—First Bank and Samaritan’s Feet partnered together to donate 1,000 pairs of brand new shoes for local children and adults in need. Bank employees and local leaders met at McCluer high school to wash the recipients’ feet before putting the new shoes on. Volunteers also shared words of encouragement, in hopes that those words would stay with them long after the shoes are worn out. [read more]

Volunteers 500 Pairs of Shoes Donated to Children in Need

Newscenter 1 (July, 2017)—The free community event helps benefit the financially struggling population in Rapid City. Non-profit organizations from around the Black Hills teamed up with Cornerstone Rescue Mission and Samaritan’s Feet to give away free shoes and lunch. Cornerstone Volunteer Coordinator, Deb Berg, said that the event is expected to bring in around 800 people. [read more]

To Honor Emanuel AME Shooting Victims, Volunteers Give 1,000 Shoes to Children in Need

The Post and Courier (June, 2017)—Claudette Coakley-Watkins knew this is how her sister, Myra Thompson, would have wanted it. Inside the gym at Charleston Progressive Academy, more than 50 volunteers in matching orange shirts prepared for a day of service on Saturday morning. Some volunteers immediately put on their plastic gloves. Others took a moment first to close their eyes, perhaps in prayer. [read more]

House of Mercy Presents the 8th Annual Shoes for Kids

Prince William Living (June, 2017)—The Eighth Annual “Shoes for Kids” Project, with lots of help from public donors, hopes to ensure that the majority of the client children between the ages of 4 -17 years (approximately 1,200 children) who have received aid from House of Mercy (HOM) will get a new pair of shoes of their choice. This will lessen the stigma of poverty and help ease “new school year” anxiety for the children who will receive shoes. [read more]

Volunteers Give 250 Pairs of Shoes to Marion Students

SC Now (June, 2017)—There were a few smiles and a spring in the step of many students at Easterling Primary School as volunteers helped fit more than 250 pairs of shoes on their feet. Principal Shalah Sweeney partnered with Samaritan’s Feet, an organization that brings shoes to students all over the world with a message to believe in themselves and believe in what they will accomplish when they grow up. [read more]

Feet Washed and Sprits Lifted at Annual Event

San Diego Union-Tribune (June, 2017)—About 250 men and women at the San Diego Rescue Mission received new shoes, prayers and foot baths Friday morning, but they weren’t the only ones who felt they had a special experience. “It was better than what I expected,” said Anna Alvarez, 19, a member of New Vision Christian Fellowship and one of about 150 volunteers who participated in the annual Samaritan’s Feet Program at the mission. [read more]

Marion County Volunteers Help Distribute New Shoes

SC Now (June, 2017)—There were a few smiles and a spring in the step of many students at Easterling Primary School volunteers helped fit more than 250 pairs of shoes on their feet. Principal Shalah Sweeney partnered with Samaritan’s Feet, an organization that brings shoes to students all over the world with a message to believe in themselves and believe in what they will accomplish when they grow up. [read more]

A Mile in Their Shoes

The Daily Herald (June, 2017)—Every student at Inborden Elementary School received a new pair of shoes courtesy of a Charlotte-based charity. On Wednesday, charity Samaritan’s Feet visited the school with shoes for all 310 students at Inborden Elementary. “We like to look for Title 1 schools with the most need,” said Samaritan’s Feet regional director Phil Campbell. [read more]

The San Diego Rescue Mission to Hold its 5th Annual Samaritan’s Feet Event

Side News (May, 2017)—Samaritan’s Feet is a humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes. The San Diego Rescue Mission will conduct its 5th Annual Samaritan’s Feet Program and wash the feet of homeless men, women and children. [read more]

Marion Students Receive New Shoes through Samaritan’s Feet

WBTW (May, 2017)—On Tuesday, 250 students received new shoes and socks at Easterling Primary School in Marion County. This is the first year the school partnered with Samaritans Feet. Principal Shalah Sweeney says they hope to continue the partnership next year by giving each student in the schools new shoes. Volunteers from different churches and community organizations cleaned the children’s feet while giving them a pep talk before presenting them with new shoes and socks [read more]

A World With No Shoe-less Children

My Clinton News (May, 2017)—Servant-leaders this morning washed the feet and put new socks and shoes on the feet of Eastside Elementary School students. Samaritan’s Feet – a worldwide program dedicated to the mission of a world without shoeless children – brought the shoes, socks and foot-washing system to the school in Clinton. The organization with Walmart Distribution Center volunteers previously visited Joanna-Woodson Elementary School. [read more]

MBB Contributes to HCAC Samaritan’s Feet Effort

Rose-Human (May, 2017)—Two members of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men’s basketball team joined head coach Rusty Loyd in an outreach project to help the Samaritan’s Feet organization on Thursday. Eli Combs and Trey Sykes joined men’s basketball players from the other nine Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference institutions to help distribute new shoes to those in need during the outreach event. [read more]

Group Hands Out Free Shoes, Socks to Spartanburg Students

WSPA (May, 2017)—Students at an Upstate school have new shoes thanks to a big giveaway. Samaritan’s Feet International handed out more than 600 pairs of shoes and socks to students at Cleveland Academy of Leadership in Spartanburg. The event is a partnership with Upward Sports Nation based in Spartanburg. [read more]

Nonprofit Provides 1,000 Pairs of Shoes for Cumberland Kids

Fayetteville Oberserver (May, 2017)—Kindergarten students sprawled across their classroom floor, smooshing their little feet into new shoes and attempting to loop the laces together. “Check your shoes, guys,” said Frankie Colvin, a school counselor. “These are some beautiful shoes.” A boy slipped his foot into black and green sneakers and stood up. Colvin strolled over, “Does yours fit?,” she asked, helping him tie the laces. [read more]

Grant Provides New Shoes to 1,000 Cumberland County Students

WRAL (May, 2017)—Deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office visited J.W. Coon Elementary School in Hope Mills Tuesday to deliver smiles and a new pair of shoes to each of the students. Samaritan’s Feet funded the $20,000 grant to provide a new pair of shoes to children at three Cumberland County elementary schools, a total of 1,000 in all. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Provides Shoes to Children in Need

Bestseller Magazine (May, 2017)—Washing another’s feet is one of the most potent images to come from the New Testament. It’s this symbol that the organization Samaritan’s Feet has applied to real life. Samaritan’s Feet is a nonprofit organization that provides shoes to children — and in some cases, adults — in need. The organization hosts events throughout the world where children have their feet washed and receive a free pair of new tennis shoes. [read more]

The CoSIDA Community Service Project

CoSIDA.com (April, 2017)—If you’re looking for a fun and rewarding community experience to participate in at this year’s CoSIDA Convention, then volunteering to join the Goodwill & Wellness Committee at Samaritan’s Feet is for you. CoSIDA has partnered with Samaritan’s Feet for a shoe distribution and basketball skills camp on Tuesday, June 13. [read more]

FirstService Residential and Samaritan’s Feet Raise Funds for Toronto Communities in Need

PR Web (April, 2017)—FirstService Residential, Ontario’s leading residential property management company, partnered with Samaritan’s Feet, a global non-profit humanitarian relief organization working to end poverty, to provide almost $10,000 worth of new shoes to children in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The shoe distribution event will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Harvest Christian Church on 196 Toryork Drive. [read more]

Colonels Set for Mid-Week Action Against Dayton

Lex 18 (April, 2017)—The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team finishes its four-game home stand as it hosts the University of Dayton Flyers for a mid-week showdown on Tuesday at Earle Combs Stadium. The EKU baseball team will be taking shoe donations for Samaritan’s Feet, a non-profit organization that provides shoes to children that need them. If a fan donates a new pair of shoes, they’ll get a free ticket to the game. [read more]

Socktober and Samaritan’s Feet

cityCURRENT (April, 2017)—This week was of marked importance for many Memphians. Passover began for those who are part of our Jewish community, the state’s largest, as did commemoration of the days leading up to Easter observance, beginning with Maundy Thursday (or Holy Thursday as it is sometimes called).  On Tuesday, over 200 children were given new shoes during the annual Samaritan’s Feet International shoe distribution event in a joint effort with cityCURRENT, St. George’s Independent School and Serve901. [read more]

ETBU Students Provide Shoes

Baptist Standard (April, 2017)—More than 50 student-athletes from East Texas Baptist University washed the feet of 67 schoolchildren at four Marshall elementary schools and provided them new shoes and socks from Samaritan’s Feet. The ETBU students had raised more than $1,800 for the shoe drive, including $600 from a Samaritan’s Feet weekend tournament at ETBU against rivals LeTourneau University and University of Texas-Tyler. [read more]

Local Children Receive New Socks, Shoes Through Samaritan’s Feet

Palestine Herald-Press (April, 2017)—Many of us have heard of Samaritan’s Purse, a program that works with churches to collect shoe boxes of gifts as Christmas gifts for children around the world in a program called Operation Christmas Child. Well, there is another group called Samaritan’s Feet, with supporters here in Palestine, that is working to put shoes on children around the world. [read more]

Sante Fe, Caddo Grove Students Receive New Shoes

Cleburne Times-Review (April, 2017)—About 500 Joshua and Cleburne students are sporting new duds thanks to a local company. The students — from Santa Fe Elementary School in Cleburne and Caddo Grove Elementary School in Joshua — received new shoes on Friday at Joshua High School in a partnership between Wal-Mart Distribution Center and Samaritan’s Feet International. [read more]

Coach Joe Kittell of University of Mary Named 2017 Barefoot Coach of the Year

Charlotte, NC (March, 2017)—Samaritan’s Feet International proudly announces that Joe Kittell, Head Men’s Basketball Coach for the University of Mary, has been selected as the 2017 “Barefoot Coach of the Year.” Kitten will be presented with the award at the Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 1 at the Phoenix Conven,on Center West Ballroom (100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004) surrounding the NCAA Men’s Final Four Championship. [read more]

Charity Gives Kicks to Kids

Shelby Star (March, 2017)—On Tuesday, Samaritan’s Feet and The Walmart Foundation teamed up to provide one new pair of socks and shoes for every student, staff and faculty member at Graham Elementary School. Every student and teacher had the opportunity sit with a volunteer from those organizations to have their feet washed and be fitted for new socks and shoes. [read more]

Suns, Samaritan’s Feet to Host Shoe Drive for Valley Children

NBA.com (March, 2017)—The Phoenix Suns have teamed up with Samaritan’s Feet to host a shoe drive on Thursday, March 30 ahead of the Suns-Los Angeles Clippers matchup at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m., with the shoe drive beginning at 5 p.m. on the Fry’s Plaza. The initiative will benefit the youth in our community, as the Suns and Samaritan’s Feet will distribute the donated athletic shoes to kids in need throughout the Valley. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Gives New Shoes to Preschoolers

KDLT (February, 2017)—Six classes of preschoolers at Anne Sullivan Elementary went home with a new pair of shoes and socks today. Around 70 pairs of shoes were given out to students by the organization Samaritan’s Feet. Each child picked out what shoes they wanted, after that volunteers washed their feet and helped them put on their socks and try on their shoes. The kids then went back to class with their new shoes but also kept their original ones. [read more]

CIAA, Coca-Cola Help Samaritan’s Feet Give Shoes to CMS Students

WBTV (February, 2017)—More than 700 Merry Oaks Elementary students received brand new shoes at a shoe distribution event hosted by Samaritan’s Feet. Volunteers with Coca-Cola and the CIAA spent time with each student by washing their feet and placing a new pair of socks and shoes on them. Manny Ohonme, the president and CEO of Samaritan’s Feet says the CIAA asked the organization what it could do to help lift its footprint and imprint love and compassion in the community. [read more]

CIAA Partners with Samaritan’s Feet to Put Shoes on Students

WCNC (February, 2017)—Students often get a list of items they need for school each year. However, according to Champions for Kids, it’s often forgotten that shoes and socks are among the top five items needed as well. 2.2 billion of the world’s population live in poverty and cannot afford shoes, including some in the Charlotte community. Samaritan’s Feet is partnering with the CIAA Friday to help. [read more]

Coaches Going Barefoot for Samaritan’s Feet

GoJacks.com (February, 2017)—Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game between South Dakota State and IUPUI features a special twist as head coaches T.J. Otzelberger and Jason Gardner will coach barefoot to draw awareness to the need for shoes both here in the U.S. and around the world as part of the annual Samaritan’s Feet game at Frost Arena. “SDSU and Samaritan’s Feet have built a great relationship and we’re excited to continue the tradition,” head coach T.J. Otzelberger said. “Myself and coach Gardner are looking forward this humbling experience and the opportunity to make an impact on the world around us.” [read more]

UMary Athletes Run to Give Back During Samaritan’s Feet Shoe Drive

KFYR (February, 2017)—The athletes at the University of Mary are not only busy on the court, field, or track, but also in the community. They have contributed to a number of community events, and on Sunday evening they worked at the Samaritans Feet shoe drivefor the second year in a row, a charity that gives back to children that don’t have as much as we do. Joe Kittell, U-Mary Men’s Basketball Coach: “There’s a lot of kids in need of just a little hope and a pair of shoes,” says Joe Kittell, Head Coach of the Men’s Basketball Team. [read more]

Marauders Basketball Coaching Shoeless for Samaritan’s Feet on Friday

GoUMary.com (February, 2017)—In a sport where the sartorial stylings of the head coach is on constant display during games, what University of Mary basketball coaches Rick Neumann and Joe Kittell are doing this weekend almost seems out of place, until you know the reason why. To raise awareness for those who may not have shoes, Neumann and Kittell will coach barefoot for Samaritan’s Feet Night on Friday, Feb. 10, when St. Cloud State University visits the McDowell Activity Center. [read more]

Augustana Students Wash Feet and Hand Out Shoes for MLK Challenge

Keloland (February, 2017)—More people in Keloland are walking around with new shoes on their feet thanks to college students in Sioux Falls. For the third year, Augustana students took part in the MLK Challenge to serve the community. People of all ages arrived at the Banquet in Sioux Falls Saturday afternoon, and some of them left with something new. Augustana University partnered with Samaritan’s Feet International for the School’s MLK Challenge. [read more]

Wright State Coach Makes Fashion Statement

My Dayton Daily News (February, 2017)—With 50 seconds left in the first half Friday night, Detroit point guard Jarod Williams drove the lane and scored easily in front of two Wright State defenders who stood flat-footed. In front of the WSU bench, Scott Nagy jumped up and yelled to the Raiders, who didn’t seem to hear him as they ran to the far court and botched a play. [read more]

Women’s Hoops Hosts Samaritan’s Feet Game

Seminoles.com (February, 2017)—The No. 5/4 Florida State Women’s Basketball team (22-2, 10-1) plays for a bigger cause on Thursday night at 7 p.m. with its seventh Samaritan’s Feet game hosted at the Donald L. Tucker Center against Wake Forest. FSU Head Coach Sue Semrau and Wake Forest (14-9, 5-5) head coach Jen Hoover will both coach barefoot to help raise awareness for those who don’t have access to basic articles of clothing such as shoes. [read more]

Football and Men’s Basketball Team Up with Samaritan’s Feet

Hanover College (February, 2017)—The Hanover football and men’s basketball teams have assembled with Samaritan’s Feet to raise awareness for impoverished children suffering from foot borne illnesses. Samaritan’s Feet is a non-profit organization founded by Manny Ohonme and his wife Tracie in 2003. The goal of the organization is to provide hope to impoverished children through the gift of shoes, washing their feet, and giving them positive encouragement. [read more]

ETBU Coaches to ‘Go Bare Footed’ This Week

Your East Texas (January, 2017)—East Texas will be affected by bare feet this weekend as the East Texas Baptist University, the University of Texas Tyler, and LeTourneau University men’s and women’s basketball coaches participate in a Samaritan’s Feet fundraiser. In rivalry week for East Texas, these programs have come together to help ETBU raise funds for elementary school children in Marshall, Texas, to gain new shoes and socks. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Announces Four New Members to Board of Directors

Charlotte, NC (January, 2017)—Samaritan’s Feet International is pleased to announce that Jay Hein, Kevin Henry, Rob Johnston, and Anne Neilson have been elected to serve on the SFI Board of Directors. These four new board members join six other Board members. Hein, Henry, Johnston, and Neilson all bring a unique set of professional backgrounds and personal experience to the Board of Directors. [read more]

Georgia Tech Forward’s Compassion Inspires Shoe Drive

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (January, 2017)—They call her Auntie Elo, and they rarely stop trying to reach her. Georgia Tech forward Elo Edeferioka once was one of them, a youth in Warri, Nigeria, wanting a pair of basketball shoes but unable to afford them. “They send me messages on Facebook and Instagram, direct messages and stuff like that,” she said. They reach out because Edeferioka, a junior, has blessed them with her thoughtfulness. In her returns home to Nigeria from the U.S. over the summer, she has made a practice of bringing her own sneakers and those of teammates to share with young players at the basketball academy where she learned the game. [read more]

FirstService Residential Partners with Samaritan’s Feet

PR Web (January, 2017)—FirstService Residential (Ontario), Ontario’s leading residential property management company, is proud to announce a month-long fundraising campaign beginning Monday, January 23rd, supporting Samaritan’s Feet in providing new shoes to disadvantaged children in the Jane-Finch community. Samaritan’s Feet is a global non-profit humanitarian relief organization working to end poverty. FirstService Residential and Samaritan’s Feet are committed to the development of vibrant and caring communities in the Greater Toronto Area. [read more]

Winning with New Shoes and Foot Washing

The Cabin (January, 2017)—The competitive juices started flowing Sunday on a call to service. Pre-K and elementary school students in Conway had their feet washed and received new shoes for the first time during a special Sunday at the Farris Center. The athletes for the four-hour process on Samaritan’s Feet Day represented every sport at the University of Central Arkansas. Some served as runners to match the right style and size of shoes for the right youngster. Others gave out backpacks. [read more]

UCA Athletes Host Samaritan’s Feet Event

Arkansas Matters (January, 2017)—University of Central Arkansas student-athletes took some time to help others Sunday afternoon. The UCA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted a shoe distribution event in conjunction with Samaritan’s Feet. Organizers say approximately 500 individuals from Conway and Faulkner County received shoes Sunday at the Farris Center. UCA has been involved with Samaritan’s Feet for the past five years. [read more]

Wright State Coach Makes Fashion Statement

My Dayton Daily News (January, 2017)—With 50 seconds left in the first half Friday night, Detroit point guard Jarod Williams drove the lane and scored easily in front of two Wright State defenders who stood flat-footed. In front of the WSU bench, Scott Nagy jumped up and yelled to the Raiders, who didn’t seem to hear him as they ran to the far court and botched a play. [read more]

New Shoes in Joanna

My Clinton News (January, 2017)—The multi-purpose room at Joanna-Woodson Elementary School was a sea of orange this morning. Volunteers from Walmart stores, the distribution center and transportation office in Laurens County partnered with Samaritan’s Feet, Joanna-Woodson and District 56 to bring new shoes to children in all grades. Walmart volunteers washed the children’s feet, put on their new socks and fitted the children with new tennis shoes. [read more]

EKU Baseball Team Partners with Samaritan’s Feet

Richmond Register (January, 2017)—EKU baseball coach Edwin Thompson helps organize a community service project for his team each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In 2016, the Colonels volunteered with Habit For Humanity. On Monday, they spent time working with another charitable organization that is making a difference in the community. The baseball team partnered with Samaritan’s Feet to provide shoes to more than 150 Madison County children. [read more]

‘Barefoot Games’ to Be Held on WCU Campus

Reno Gazette Journal (January, 2017)—Western Carolina University will host fun competition for the first-ever “Barefoot Games” on campus Saturday, April 23, to raise awareness and funds for Samaritan’s Feet, a global humanitarian aid organization. The games, open to WCU students, will consist of an ultimate Frisbee tournament and a 500 meter relay, with entrants required to go barefoot. Competition starts at 11 a.m. at the Catamount Athletic Complex. [read more]

Nevada to Hold Annual Samaritan’s Feet Game Saturday

Reno Gazette Journal (January, 2017)—The Nevada women’s basketball team will hold its annual Samaritan’s Feet game on Saturday when the Wolf Pack takes on the New Mexico Lobos at 4 p.m. in Lawlor Events Center. Samaritan’s Feet is an organization dedicated to serving and inspiring hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a healthy life, resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities. [read more]

Salisbury Community Foundation Awards $208,500 in Grants

Salisbury Post (December, 2016)—The Salisbury Community Foundation recently distributed grants totaling $208,500 to local nonprofits. The grants were made possible in part by a partnership with the city of Salisbury, as well as special grants from Duke Energy, Rowan Arts Council and the Salisbury-Rowan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. [read more]

Organizations Offering Free Dinner, Shoes for Kids on Christmas

WBTW (December, 2016)—Cindra Marshall and Elena Nichols joined News13 Now at 9 a.m. Friday to talk about free Christmas dinners and free shoes for kids being offered on Christmas weekend. The Samaritan’s Feet organization will provide a new pair of well-fitted shoes to children at the St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church on Christmas day from noon to 2 p.m. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Classic Teams and Schedule Announced

ESPN 991 (December, 2016)—The Sanford Pentagon is getting ready to host 16 teams on New Years Eve as part of the second annual Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Classic. Four teams from Sioux Falls will participate in the Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Classic, and all will play in the last three games of the night. The event will feature seven boys games and one girls contest. Seven of the eight teams are from South Dakota. One team from Minnesota will participate. [read more]

Local Churches Partner with Samaritan’s Feet for Shoe Distribution

Fox 6 (December, 2016)—Two locals churches are teaming up with an international charity to help children right on the Gulf Coast. Samaritan’s Feet provides new shoes and socks to people around the world. The organization is partnering with City Hope Church and Walls of Salvation Ministries to help families in need who live in Prichard, and the surrounding areas. [read more]

Local Faith Leaders Wash Each Others Feet

Fox 46 (November, 2016)—City Council and Mayor Roberts presented Samaritan’s Feet with a proclamation making December 10th ‘Reconcile Charlotte Day.’ Efforts to reconcile the city started Tuesday. Local faith leaders showed service by washing each other’s feet and tell Fox46 Charlotte is not just about one day, it’s a larger campaign to unite the city. [read more]

Volunteers Put Best Foot Forward

The Stanly News & Press (November, 2016)—Aside from pediatrists, shoe-store employees and pedicurists, most people don’t spend much time thinking about feet. That is, until something happens. Whether they get cold or tired or blistered or cramped, feet demand a lot of attention when they are not happy. [read more]

Walmart Employees Participate in Samaritan’s Feet

Record Herald (November, 2016)—On Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Fayette County YMCA, several volunteers from Walmart alongside members of Samaritan’s Feet were able to put shoes on roughly 250 people, with another 40 getting custom order shoes. What a blessing to make such a difference in our community. [read more]

Caring Soles

Salisbury Post (November, 2016)—The Bible says that Jesus washed his disciples’ feet. It was a sign of great humility and love. Those were the only reasons the people of World Hope Church in Salisbury needed as they prepared to wash the feet of guests of the Rowan Helping Ministries shelter. About a dozen volunteers assembled at the shelter Saturday to present guests with shoes and socks and of course wash their feet, if they chose. [read more]