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Candlewood Elementary Students Receive New Sneakers

KENS5 (April, 2018)—At first glance, the Candlewood Elementary School gym looked a little strange. Instead of competition, the gym was filled with compassion – in a variety of colors. “They came in here shy, but they left out here with a big ol’ smile,” said Rick Cepeda, one of the event workers. The organization Samaritans’ Feet teamed up with Walmart to give every student at the school brand-new shoes. That’s about 485 kids. [read more]

Elementary Students Get New Shoes Courtesy of Samaritan’s Feet Organization

KSAT (April, 2018)—More than 400 students at a local elementary school received new shoes courtesy of a charitable organization called Samaritan’s Feet and Walmart. Staff members at Candlewood Elementary School said 485 students had their feet washed by volunteers before they were fitted with new socks and shoes. “It’s a great opportunity for connection between volunteer and child. These children are valuable, precious,” Samaritan’s Feet Executive Director Graham Gibbs said. “For a stranger to come in and connect with them and give them a new pair of shoes.” [read more]

‘A Day of Hope’ Brings a Message of Love to Horry County Children

My Horry News (April, 2018)—The backpacks filled with school supplies, the haircuts and the new shoes are all important to give to children at A Day of Hope. But the most important thing they get will be the message that Jesus loves them. So says Sheila Karsevar, the founder of the event, planned for Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. [read more]

Missionaries Wash Buchanan Kids Feet – Handout Special Anti-microbial Shoes

Front Page Africa (March, 2018)—The founder of the Annie T. Doe Memorial Foundation (ATDMF), Mrs. Saya Doe Sio, along with her husband, Francis K. Sio, a board member and a guest was joined by four white American Christian missionaries, who showed the love of Jesus Christ to kids in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, by washing their feet with clean water as Christ did in the Bible to his disciples. [read more]

Shoes and Socks for Kids

KLRC (March, 2017)—This year, we are excited to be partnering with Samaritan’s Feet. Samaritan’s Feet serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life, resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities. Samaritan’s Feet has a local office and works with children in Northwest Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma to provide shoes and socks to children living in poverty. Approximately 54% of children in Arkansas live in low-income families. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Partners with CIAA to Help Children ‘Walk into their Destiny’

The Undefeated (March, 2018)—In the packed gym of Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and the global humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Feet worked busily to change children’s lives. Around the gym you could see stations set up where young students could get their feet washed and be fitted with a new pair of shoes. Many of the people assisting at these stations were CIAA athletes. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet International Announces Two New Members to Board of Directors

Newswire (February, 2018)—Samaritan’s Feet International is pleased to announce that Jacqie McWilliams and Henry Santos have been elected to serve on the SFI Board of Directors. These two new board members join eight other Board members. McWilliams and Santos both bring a unique set of professional backgrounds and personal experience to the Board of Directors. [read more]

University of Jamestown Hosting First Samaritan’s Feet Shoe Drive

News Dakota (February, 2018)—The University of Jamestown will be raising awareness and shoe donations during a doubleheader Friday, February 9th. Head Women’s Basketball Coach Greg Ulland and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Danny Neville, along with their staff, will be coaching the games in their bare feet to help bring awareness to the need for shoes both in the U.S. and around the world. [read more]

Jimmie Coaching Staffs Going Barefoot

Jamestown Sun (February, 2018)—University of Jamestown head men’s basketball coach Danny Neville will be straying from his normal pregame routine Friday at Harold Newman Arena. “It’s going to be a little weird,” Neville said. “I’ll probably be getting a pedicure.” Neville and his coaching staff, along with Jimmie women’s head basketball coach Greg Ulland and his staff, will all be coaching barefoot during their North Star Athletic Association conference doubleheader against visiting Bellevue University. It’s all part of University of Jamestown’s inaugural Samaritan’s Feet barefoot basketball games and shoe drive. [read more]

Cavs Support Samaritan’s Feet

Cuthbertson High School (January, 2018)-“Creating a world with zero shoeless children.” That is the mission of Samaritan’s Feet, an organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children in the U.S. and around the world and adorning them with new shoes. The Samaritan’s Feet website states that 1.5 billion people are infected with foot-borne diseases that could be prevented with shoes and shoes are the fifth most needed item by students in the U.S. [read more]

Perfect Fit

Wright State University (January, 2018)-When players on the Wright State men’s basketball team laced up their sneakers to play the visiting Titans from Detroit on Jan. 26, their coach Scott Nagy arrived shoeless. By coaching a game barefoot, Nagy tries to raise awareness for Samaritan’s Feet, a global humanitarian organization that provides shoes for children around the world. [read more]

Semrau Named 2018 Barefoot Coach of the Year

Seminoles.com (January, 2018)-Samaritan’s Feet International proudly announces that Sue Semrau, Head Women’s Basketball Coach for Florida State University, has been selected as the 2018 “Barefoot Coach of the Year.” The award will be presented to Semrau pre-game at the women’s basketball game on Sunday, January 28 against Notre Dame at 4 p.m. at the Donald Tucker Center. [read more]

James Matthews School Participates in Shoe Event

The Commercial (January, 2018)-James Matthews Elementary School, led by Principal Leondra Savage, was adopted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Aramark in honor of Samaritan’s Feet National Day of Service Shoe Distribution Program. Samaritan’s Feet is a non-profit organization that provides new shoes and socks to children around the world. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Delivers Hundreds of New Shoes to Kids

WTHR (January, 2018)—Hundreds of kids are going home from school with a new pair of shoes.
As part of its National Day of Service campaign, Samaritan’s Feet topped by Arlington Woods Elementary Thursday. Principal Tihesha Henderson says it’s important to instill a message of hope. “Our students come to school with so much baggage and we’re trying to empower them and encourage them to have hope for the future. To know that better days are coming soon. To know that they can be whatever they want to be in life as long as they work hard at it.” [read more]

Coach Sue Semrau of Florida State University Named 2018 Barefoot Coach of the Year by Samaritan’s Feet

Newswire (January, 2018)—Samaritan’s Feet International proudly announces that Sue Semrau, Head Women’s Basketball Coach for Florida State University, has been selected as the 2018 “Barefoot Coach of the Year.” The award will be presented to Semrau pre-game at the women’s basketball game on Sunday, January 28 against Notre Dame at 4:00 p.m. at the Donald Tucker Center (505 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32301). Semrau is the first female coach to receive this award and joins John Calipari of the University of Kentucky, Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics (formerly of Butler University), and Ron Hunter of Georgia State University as recipients. [read more]

Aramark, UAPB Distribute 500 Pairs of Shoes to Jefferson County Youth

UAPB News (January, 2018)—Aramark employees and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) hosted a Samaritan’s Feet event recently in observance of the National Day of Service. The volunteers, who were a mix of Aramark employees, UAPB students and student-athletes, and Pine Bluff community members distributed 500 pairs of new athletic shoes to pre-registered local children that attend the district’s schools. [read more]

Local Coach Barefoot on the Court

WDTN (January, 2018)—A local basketball coach will not be wearing shoes on the court Friday for a fundraiser. The Wright State University coach is going barefoot and bringing awareness to an organization called Samaritan’s Feet. This organization distributes socks and shoes to those in need in countries all over the world. [read more]

Hundreds Blessed During a Day of Service

ABC 3340 (January, 2018)—Saturday, the cafeteria of Central Park Elementary school was flooded with volunteers from all over the city making a difference in the lives of all who passed through the door. The event was part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet. Saturday’s rendition was a collaboration between Samaritan’s Feet, Mission Alabama and Birmingham School Board Representative Sonja Smith. [read more]

Southside Elementary’s Dara Fontenot Passes out Shoes, Socks to Children in Baton Rouge for Service Project

Livingston Parish News (January, 2018)—Dara Fontenot, a Southside Elementary student who serves as her 4-H club’s reporter, attended a Samaritan’s Feet Event in Baton Rouge in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15. The event was held at the YMCA and was sponsored by Aramark and Walmart. Samaritan’s Feet provides the opportunity for volunteers from diverse backgrounds to join together, symbolizing a unified effort of becoming the “Beloved Community” of which Dr. King dreamed. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Will Give Away Shoes

Selma Times Journal (January, 2018)—Charlotte-based non-profit Samaritan’s Feet will be joining forces with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for its National Day of Service campaign. On Jan 17 and 19, during the week of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. national observance, the two non-profits will be serving a total of 500 people in the Montgomery and Selma areas by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes. [read more]

EKU Baseball Team Partners with Samaritan’s Feet to Help Local Kids

Richmond Register (January, 2018)—The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team served more than 50 local children by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes on Monday at Alumni Coliseum. The event was part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet. After washing each child’s feet and fitting them with a new pair of shoes, the children (kindergarten through fifth grade), were able to test out their new shoes by playing games. This was the second year the baseball team has held this event. [read more]

1,000 Alabama Students to Get New Shoes

WSFA (January, 2018)—The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday has inspired many to dedicate the late Civil Rights activist’s birthday to a day of service. One organization is using his legacy to give back to 1,000 kids in Selma and Montgomery. Samaritan’s Feet, a humanitarian aid organization, has dedicated their group to providing children with shoes and will provide a thousand pairs to children in the Montgomery and Selma school systems. [read more]

Charity Gives Hundreds of Local Children Shoes

Lex 18 (January, 2018)—EKU baseball players teamed up with a charity to give hundreds of local kids shoes Monday. The charity organization Samaritan’s Feet provided the shoes. EKU’s head baseball coach and players washed more than 150 children’s feet Friday afternoon as part of the National Day of Service campaign. Children grades Kindergarten- 5th had their feet washed and received a new pair of shoes. [read more]

MLK Day Empowers Citizens To Strengthen The Nation Through Service

Public Now (January, 2018)—On Monday, January 15, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and the nation’s volunteering efforts, will lead thousands of organizations around the country to make it ‘a day on, not a day off’ in honor of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. [read more]

EKU Baseball Will Give Shoes to 250 Children on MLK Day

Lex 18 (January, 2018)—Eastern Kentucky University’s baseball team will serve approximately 250 local children grades K-5 by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes on Monday. The event is part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym inside Alumni Coliseum on the EKU campus. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Volunteers Give Away Shoes

WTVQ (January, 2018)—Samaritan’s Feet is hosting an event for their National Day of Service campaign Monday, January 15th. According to a Samaritan’s Feet release, Richmond area residents, including Eastern Kentucky University’s Head Baseball Coach, Edwin Thompson, his staff, and student athletes will be volunteering for the event at EKU’s Alumni Coliseum from 1-3 p.m [read more]

Team to Serve Local Children on MLK Day

EKU (January, 2018)—Eastern Kentucky University’s baseball team will serve approximately 250 local children grades K-5 by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes on Monday. The event is part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym inside Alumni Coliseum on the EKU campus. Three special guests are scheduled to attend the event: Jeanean Hampton, lieutenant governor of Kentucky; Thomas Massie, United States representative for Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District; and Dr. Gary French, pastor and founder of Life Renewed Ministries. [read more]

South Dakota Coaches Go Shoeless at Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Classic

WCNC (January, 2018)—The Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls played host to the third annual Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Classic on Saturday. This high school boys basketball extravaganza event consisted of sixteen teams playing in eight games. Fourteen of the teams were from South Dakota, while the remaining two teams came from Minnesota and Iowa. Coaches were given the option to coach their games without shoes on. The goal is to help raise awareness to the many people of the world who go shoeless on a daily basis. [read more]

Providence Day Collects 300 Pairs of Shoes for Samaritan’s Feet

WCNC (January, 2018)—Athletes at Providence Day School used the basketball court as a platform to help those less fortunate Friday. The school held its sixth annual shoe drive during their varsity games against York Prep. The school asked every fan who came to the games to bring a brand-new pair of shoes to donate to Samaritan’s Feet. “We want these kids to understand that shoes are not just a fashion accessory, but a necessity,” said one administrator. [read more]

Local Volunteers Wash Feet, Give Shoes to Those in Need

KSFY (January, 2018)—Volunteers in Sioux Falls gathered Wednesday at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House to serve hundreds of people by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes. The event was organized by Samaritan’s Feet. It was the nonprofit’s first event of the year and part of its 2018 National Day of Service campaign. Organizers said many people are in need of a new pair of shoes, but they are also in need of kindness and compassion from others. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Distributes First Shoes of the Year

KDLT (January, 2018)—The nonprofit organization, Samaritan’s Feet held the first shoe distribution of the year at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House for their 2018 National Day of Service Campaign in Sioux Falls. Three hundred people received not only new shoes, but something a little more personal. Buckets of soapy water and towels were supplied to volunteers to wash the guests feet. People were also provided a clean pair of socks with their shoes. [read more]

Come for the Shoes, Stay for the Conversation

KELO (January, 2018)—You might take them for granted, but not everyone can always count on a good pair of shoes. Today at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House in Sioux Falls, volunteers with Samaritan’s Feet washed feet and handed out new shoes to those in need. “I can actually walk out to my car and not fall anymore,” Lee Maylone said. Maylone lives at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House. She got these new shoes on Wednesday. [read more]

Teaming Up With BDHH and St. Francis House

KELO (January, 2018)—If you’re in a need of a new pair of shoes or you’d like to help serve those less fortunate, you’ll want to know about an event on Wednesday at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House. Samaritan’s Feet will be at the homeless shelter handing out footwear to its guests and guests of the St. Francis House. The first distribution of 2018 for Samaritan’s Feet will have a big impact on the homeless population and those working to get back on their feet. [read more]

29 Years of Community Christmas Dinners

WPDE (December, 2017)— What started with only 50 people has grown to a tri-county event that feeds around 7,500. So how much food does it take to feed thousands at the Community Christmas Dinner? “6,800 pounds of turkey, 3,300 pounds of ham, 8,000 servings of dessert,” said Janice Ash Sialiano. Janice Sialiano works year round to make sure she has everything she needs to throw the Community Christmas Dinner. [read more]

2018 Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Classic Schedule Announced

ESPN (December, 2017)—Sioux Falls O’Gorman and Tea Area will be among teams participating in the annual Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Classic at the Sanford Pentagon. The 2018 Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Classic at the Sanford Pentagon takes place on Saturday, January 6th and features eight high school boys basketball games. Games will begin at 10:30 AM and continue throughout the day with start times being every 90 minutes on Heritage Court. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Receives Three-Year Grant from National Service Agency

Charlotte, NC (December, 2017)—Samaritan’s Feet has been selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that leads the nation’s volunteering and civic engagement efforts, as the recipient of a three-year grant ($106,000 a year) to serve 6,000 underprivileged children and adults in 12 strategic cities across America. These events will be held in January in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s National Day of Service, promoting community service and volunteerism. [read more]

Reconcile Charlotte Brings Power of Love, Healing to City

WSOC (December, 2017)—Hundreds of people in the Charlotte community will come together Saturday and take part in an event that will bring love and healing to those in need. The Reconcile Charlotte event was created in 2016 to help unite people after the unrest following the Keith Scott riots. The Charlotte-based nonprofit, Samaritan’s Feet, helped plan the event. [read more]

Hundreds of Elementary Students in Winston-Salem Get New Shoes

My Fox 8 (December, 2017)—Hundreds of Mineral Springs Elementary students walked into the gym not knowing what to expect. They knew there would be special guests in the building, but they didn’t know they would come bearing gifts. More than 650 children were given a new pair of shoes thanks to a partnership between Samaritan’s Feet and BB&T. [read more]

Up to 1,000 Receive New Shoes in ‘Reconcile Charlotte’ Day

Charlotte, NC (December, 2017)—On Saturday, December 9, with the support of Publix Charities, a shoe distribution beginning at 9:00 a.m will take place at MLK Middle School (500 Billmark Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28213). The first 1,000 individuals will receive a new pair of new shoes and socks and have their feet washed by community volunteers. This is the second annual Reconcile CharloVe shoe distribution event. [read more]

World Emblem Donates to Samaritan’s Feet

Crossroads Today (November, 2017)—Randy Carr, CEO & President of World Emblem donated $5,000 to Samaritan’s Feet. An organization that inspires hope through the gift of shoes, the act of washing feet, and encouragement to those who need it most.People without shoes face dangers like laceration, fungus, and insect bites that can lead to infection, disease, and even death. [read more]

Events Planned to Draw Attention to Homelessness

Rapid City Journal (November, 2017)—Local agencies have a schedule of events planned to commemorate National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which is Nov. 11-19. A news release from the HOPE Center, which says it is coordinating the events in conjunction with the Black Hills Homeless Coalition Youth Taskforce and other agencies and groups, has scheduled to bring awareness to the plight of people who live in poverty or without a home. [read more]

Students Receive Socks, Shoes, and Caring

Salisbury Post (November, 2017)—The multipurpose room at Isenberg Elementary is a sea of orange — orange shirts worn by volunteers, and orange chairs set up in pairs, one facing the other. As Isenberg students file in and are led to their seats, volunteers clap and cheer. Then, they untie the students’ shoes and begin to wash their feet. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Announces Its 2017 Person of the Year

Charlotte, NC (November, 2017)—Samaritan’s Feet International is proud to announce that Patrick Thean is the 2017 “Samaritan’s Feet Person of the Year.” Thean, CEO of Rhythm Systems, raised the most funds, impacting the most children, from among ten honorees who participated in the 2017 Samaritan’s Feet Hope Giver program. “I am humbled to have been selected as Samaritan’s Feet’s Person of the Year. My only purpose was to put more shoes on children’s feet. We soared past my fundraising goal by 184%. Together, we raised $27,550 which serves 1,377 children,” said Thean. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Coming to Petersburg Primary

Hageland Progressive (November, 2017)—Chesterfield County First Steps and the Wal-Mart Distribution Center through Samaritan’s Feet will provide new shoes to every student at Petersburg Primary School on Nov. 14. Samaritan’s Feet is a Charlotte-based organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and providing them with new shoes. [read more]

Our Good Deeds

Rapid City Journal (November, 2017)—Winter seems to have arrived, and along with it a need for more blankets at the HOPE Center in Rapid City. A news release from the organization says recent demand for blankets has been great, and its supply is “desperately low.” The center is asking community members to donate new or used blankets or adult-sized sleeping bags. [read more]

Voices of Hope Concert This Sunday in Spencer

Salisbury Post (November, 2017)—The 16th annual Voices of Hope concert will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Library Park. Organizer Lori Yang — who directs the Michael Yang Foundation — says even though the start time is later this year, the format will remain the same. Through an afternoon of music and a slide show, families can come together to remember children who have died, she said. [read more]

North Texas Churches, Charity Give Away 2,000 Pairs of Shoes to Kids

NBC 5(October, 2017)—Over the weekend, more than 2,000 North Texas children were offered a new pair of shoes along with encouragement. Twelve North Texas churches and organizations organized volunteers to work with the charity Samaritan’s Feet. The nonprofit works to inspire hope through the gift of shoes, the act of washing feet, and by giving some much-needed encouragement to children. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Gives 2,000 Dallas Kids Free Shoes

Crossroads Today (October, 2017)—Volunteers from all over North Texas stepped in with Samaritan’s Feet to help kids put their best foot forward. Pastor of Impact Church and Samaritan’s Feet, Dr. Kwesi Kamau described to NewsFix what the nonprofit is all about. “Samaritan’s Feet was started about 14 years ago with a vision to put 10 million shoes on 10 million children’s feet over a 10 year period. We have now moved forward with about 7 million shoes that have now been placed on children’s feet all over the world,” Dr. Kwesi Kamau told NewsFix. [read more]

New Shoes Bring Confidence, Opportunity to Dallas Kids

Fox 4 (October, 2017)—Thousands of Dallas children are walking with confidence thanks to a new pair of shoes. A dozen North Texas churches hosted a show drive with a global organization, Samaritans Feet, at St. Philips School Saturday. Manny Ohonme started Samaritan’s Feet because a pair of new shoes changed his life. A missionary gave Ohonme his first shoes at nine years old when he lived in Nigeria. [read more]

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]