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Local organization provides over 160 children with shoes

Fourstates Homepage (March, 2020) – Local organizations team up with an international group to provide more than 160 children with a new pair of shoes. Samaritan’s Feet partnered with local athletes and philanthropic organizations to pair the kids with their new sneakers. [read more]

Steve Henson to coach barefoot on Sunday in support of Samaritan’s Feet

UTSA (February, 2020) – UTSA men’s basketball head coach Steve Henson will be supporting the charity cause Samaritan’s Feet and will be coaching in his bare feet on Sunday as the Roadrunners host UAB at 2 p.m. at the Convocation Center. [read more]

Tulane basketball coach Ron Hunter, barefoot and all, walking with a purpose

Nola.com (February, 2020) – If you know Ron Hunter, you know he loves to talk the talk. But he also walks the walk. And sometimes, the first-year Tulane men’s basketball coach will even walk that walk barefoot, which was the case Saturday night at Devlin Fieldhouse. [read more]

Kingsley House children delight in receiving new shoes

Nola.com (February, 2020) – Kingsley House children were provided new shoes and socks by Tulane University athletes partnered with Samaritan’s Feet in New Orleans, La. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The athletes washed the children’s feet, placed new socks on their feet and then put on their new shoes. Samaritan’s Feet provided the shoes and socks for 1,500 Kingsley House children. [read more]

Florida State’s Sue Semrau giving back through Samaritan’s Feet

WTXL (February, 2020) – For Florida State head women’s basketball coach Sue Semrau, giving back is a calling, and every year she coaches barefoot for a game with a purpose. “We look in our closet and we see what shoes are we going to wear today? When you look in your closest and you say, I’m not wearing any shoes, it really brings it back home,” she said. [read more]

Nonprofit group gives 150 Pflugerville elementary students new shoes

KVUE (February, 2020) – Thanks to some kind people, 150 students within Pflugerville ISD went home Wednesday with some fresh kicks. That’s because nonprofit group Samaritan’s Feet and Aramark food services worked together in an outreach effort across the district, including students in need at Copperfield, Delco, Dessau, Northwest and Parmer Lane elementary. [read more]

Hundreds of local children get free shoes

Cola Daily (February, 2020) – Hundreds of Midlands children have new shoes and socks to wear, thanks to a partnership between Thrivent Financial and Samaritan’s Feet. [read more]

CIAA amps up Samaritan’s Feet partnership

Salisbury Post (February, 2020) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announced Wednesday that it is expanding its support of Samaritans Feet, a non-profit organization that inspires hope through the gift of shoes to underserved families. [read more]

Marauders basketball Samaritan’s Feet Night set for Friday, Feb 7

UMary (February, 2020) – On the benches of college basketball a stylish suit, spiffy shoes and a tasteful tie on the head coach is as ubiquitous as a white board to design plays and water bottles. This weekend, though, University of Mary basketball coaches Rick Neumann and Joe Kittell will break from their sartorial traditions to raise awareness for youth in desperate need of shoes. [read more]

Hundreds of students get new shoes as part of Samaritan’s Feet’s National Day of Service

WMAR (February, 2020) – Hundreds of Baltimore city students received new shoes on Tuesday! Residents volunteered at a shoe distribution event at Harlem Park Elementary School on the city’s west side. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet to give 600 children, adults in Indy shoes

Wish TV (February, 2020) – A handful of Indianapolis volunteers will partner with Samaritan’s Feet to give 600 children and adults across the city a new pair of shoes in honor of National Day of Service. The first event takes place on Tuesday at St. Lawrence Catholic School from 9 a.m. until noon. It will serve more than 220 students. [read more]

Hundreds of kids received new shoes in honor of Dr. Martin Luther Kings Day of Service

Local Memphis (January, 2020) – Hundreds of kids received some new shoes Friday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Day of Service. About 500 kids received new shoes from Samaritan’s Feet. Before trying on the new shoes, volunteers first washed their feet and fitted them a new pair of socks. [read more]

500 shoes delivered to kids at Koontz Elementary

Salisbury Post (January, 2020) – About 500 new shoes were delivered to students at Koontz Elementary School Thursday by a nonprofit that has given millions of shoes to children worldwide. Samaritan’s Feet visited Isenberg Elementary School a year ago and returned to Rowan County with the same kind of distribution at Koontz. [read more]

DuDonis to Support Samaritans Feet Charity

UWRF Sports (January, 2020) – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls head women’s basketball coach Blake DuDonis will support the Samaritan’s Feet charity by coaching in his bare feet Friday (Jan. 31) as the Falcons host Mount Mary University in a non-conference matchup. [read more]

Volunteers wash children’s feet and give tem new socks and shoes in Fairfield

WBRC (January, 2020) – Hundreds of students in Fairfield learned what it means to be a good Samaritan. On Tuesday, volunteers from Samaritan’s Feet washed the feet of Robinson Elementary School students and gave them a new pair of socks and shoes. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet donates 330 pairs of shoes to North Charleston Elementary

ABC News 4 (January, 2020) – Over 300 students at North Charleston Elementary received quite the surprise last week, when non-profit Samaritan’s Feet International donated 330 pairs of shoes. It’s part of the non-profit’s program “Shoes for Hope”, which cleans children’s feet and helps provide footwear. [read more]

Virginia State wins 2020 DII Award of Excellence

NCAA (January, 2020) – Virginia State student-athletes know that a fresh pair of shoes and socks can go a long way in helping a child put his or her best foot forward. Led by the Virginia State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Trojan athletics community partnered last spring with Samaritan’s Feet International to provide 300 new pairs of athletic shoes and socks to students at Cool Spring Elementary in Petersburg, Virginia. [read more]

Volunteers provide new shoes to Donladsonville Primary students

Leesville Daily Leader (January, 2020) – Regional Director for Samaritan’s Feet Graham Gibbs was on hand to discuss the global initiative that was taking place that day in Louisiana. He credited Tiffany St. Pierre and Sherry Denig of Volunteer Ascension for sponsoring and organizing the event. The scene in the cafeteria of Donaldsonville Primary School on Thursday, January 16 can be described most fittingly in smiles. [read more]

SCS partners with Samaritan’s Feet to provide students with shoes

Selma Times Journal (January, 2020) – For the third year in a row, Selma City Schools (SCS) partnered with non-profit organization Samaritan’s Feet to provide kindergarten through second-grade students with new shoes. “It’s one of my favorite days of the year,” said SCS Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams. “Just to see our babies come in and witness the excitement and joy they get from getting a new pair of shoes is sensational.” [read more]

Hundreds of students receive new sneakers at Statesville Road Elementary

WCNC (January, 2020) – At Statesville Road Elementary School in north Charlotte, hundreds of students each received a new pair of sneakers Wednesday.  The school was selected by Samaritans Feet as part of their National Day of Service campaign. [read more]

500 students at Southeast DC school receive new pairs of shoes

WJLA (January, 2020) – There was plenty of enthusiasm at Hendley Elementary in Southeast as students walked in with one pair of shoes and left with another. “I’m getting new shoes,” said 5-year-old Mason Garvin. Volunteers with Samaritan’s Feet laced up hundreds of new pairs in various sizes and colors. [read more]

EKU Baseball Team Steps up to Plate for Kids in Need

Lex18 (January, 2020) – On Monday afternoon the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team hit the gym, not for a workout or practice, but to step up to the plate in a different way. Coaches and players washed feet and gave out brand new shoes as a part of the Samaritan’s Feet National Day of Service. The team’s head coach brought the event to campus four years ago. [read more]

Baseball Helps Provide New Shoes for Local Children on MLK Day

EKU (January, 2020) – The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team served local children by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes on Monday. The event was part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet. Nearly 400 children either received shoes on Monday at EKU’s Alumni Coliseum, or if they couldn’t make it will receive their shoes later this week. [read more]

Helping Souls with Souls

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (January, 2020) – His toes could have been in that plastic tub. That was not lost on Pierre Desir. The realization was a big part of the reason the Indianapolis Colts defensive back was here in Jennings on Thursday, bent over at the waist in the Northview Elementary gym, washing the feet of children he had just met. [read more]

Volunteers Deliver New Shoes, Hands-On Less In Compassion to North Texas School Children

CBS DFW (January, 2020) – Growing servant leaders from the ground up is the end goal of a hands-on lesson in compassion Tuesday at the Lawson Early Childhood School in McKinney. “This event has been so amazing,” says principal Susie Towber, as hundreds of students were fitted with new sneakers, part of a day of service organized by international nonprofit Samaritan’s Feet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. [read more]

Hundreds of students receive free shoes

WBBJ (January, 2020) – Something as small as a brand new pair of shoes can mean the world to someone who doesn’t have any. The organization Samaritan’s Feet shared that feeling with students at Alexander Elementary School. [read more]

3 JMCSS schools receive shoes for every students through Samaritan’s Feet, Rotary Clubs

Jackson Sun (December, 2019) – Rows of chairs are set up on the gym floor at Andrew Jackson Elementary School – two sets of chairs facing each other. A basin of water, small stack of towels and an adult representing Samaritans’ Feet sit in one of the chairs in each pair. When a class of students walks into the gym, they’re met with a round of applause from the volunteers. [read more]

Students at Brookside Elementary receive new socks and shoes

WTHR (December, 2019) – Excitement filled the gymnasium at Brookside Elementary on Tuesday. “We’re delivering 460 pairs of shoes,” said Director of Corporate Communications at Republic Airways Lauren Gaudion. Every students received a new pair of socks and shoes. [read more]

Group provides shoes to hundreds in Charlotte

WSOC (December, 2019) – Samaritan’s Feet and Charlotte city leaders, including Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden handed out shoes and socks to 500 people Saturday. The organization wants to create a world where everyone has shoes. [read more]

New shoes for Lewis and Clark students

Williston Herald (December, 2019) – Samaritans Feet International and Thrivent Financial distributed nearly 300 pairs of new shoes and socks to students at Lewis & Clark Elementary in Williston on Friday, Dec. 6 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Samaritans Feet is a humanitarian aid organization that serves children by providing shoes to children in communities across the globe. [read more]

300 Williston students receive new shoes

KFYR (December, 2019) – Every Lewis and Clark Elementary school student in Williston received a brand new pair of shoes. The cost: getting their feet washed by volunteers. The nonprofit humanitarian group, Samaritans Feet, has done the same for more than 400,000 other children across the country. [read more]

Thrivent Financial teams with aid organization to provide shoes to students at Lewis & Clark

Williston Herald (December, 2019) – Two community driven organizations are teaming up with a local school to provide students with an essential necessity: shoes. Samaritan’s Feet International and Thrivent Financial will be distributing nearly 300 pairs of new shoes and socks to students at Lewis & Clark Elementary in Williston on Friday, Dec. 6 from 8:30 to 11a.m. [read more]

Voice of Alexandria (November, 2019)—Thrivent Financial in partnership with Samaritan’s Feet International will distribute new athletic shoes and socks to all 457 children at Woodland Elementary School (1410 S McKay Ave, Alexandria, MN) on Tuesday, November 12 from 7:30 AM – 12 PM. [read more]

Hundreds of area children get new socks and shoes at Nashville Inner City Ministry

Tennessean (November, 2019)—Stratford STEM School Lower Campus student Christiana Frierson sat in a chair quietly and watched the gentle-eyed woman before her slide a pink-and-yellow sneaker onto her small foot. [read more]

Students at Roll Hill School get feet washed, new pair of shoes from Coca-Cola, Samaritan’s Feet

WLWT (November, 2019)—Students at an East Westwood school were in for a special surprise on Friday. Every student at Roll Hill School got their feet washed and got a new pair of shoes and socks.The event was sponsored by Coca-Cola and Samaritan’s Feet. [read more]

Nonprofit giving more than 1,000 new pairs of shoes to Northern Kentucky students

Fox 19 (October, 2019)—Nearly 500 students at Mary A. Goetz Elementary School in Ludlow, Ky. received new socks and athletic shoes Tuesday thanks to Samaritan’s Feet International, a humanitarian aid organization. From noon-3 p.m., Walmart employees-turned-volunteers from six states washed the children’s feet, then fitted them for their new socks and shoes. [read more]

Untold stories of children without shoes

Jackson Sun (October, 2019)—So far, the three Jackson Rotary Clubs have raised $16,385, in which $10,000 allows them to donate shoes to all students at Andrew Jackson Elementary School. Donations for the Rotary Heart & Sole project will continue until the end of October to put shoes on as many Jackson-Madison County School System students’ feet as they can through Samaritan’s Feet, a nationwide initiative to inspire hope through the gift of shoes, the act of washing feet, and encouragement to those who need it most. [read more]

Jackson Rotary clubs donate shoes to JMCSS students

WBBJ (October, 2019)—Three local clubs are coming together to help students in Jackson-Madison County. All of the Jackson Rotary clubs met Wednesday afternoon to raise money to buy shoes for students. They’re teaming up with Samaritan’s Feet with the goal to provide a pair of name brand tennis shoes to any student in need in Jackson-Madison County. [read more]

Newscenter 1 (September, 2019)—The Club for Boys was packed with volunteers donating fresh new shoes to kids and offering to wash feet before breaking the shoes in. Volunteers were mostly football players from both Central and Stevens High Schools. [read more]

Shoes and socks giveaway

KOTA TV (September, 2019)—More than 500 children and adults from the Rapid City area got a special gift on Saturday morning. Organizations gave out socks and athletic sneakers to hundreds of families in need. [read more]

Samaritans Feet sends shoes to the Bahamas

WCNC (September, 2019)—It’s been almost a month since Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas. One organization is sending thousands of pairs of shoes to help. [read more]

Corey LaJoie and Samaritan’s Feet to team up again at the Roval

Kickin’ the Tires (September, 2019)—Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie and Samaritan’s Feet will once again be teaming up on LaJoie’s No. 32 Ford for Go Fas Racing. The organization will adorn the Ford Mustang’s hood when the series races in NASCAR’s backyard at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course on September 29. [read more]

Baltimore City Students Received New Shoes

CBS Baltimore (September, 2019)—Hundreds of Baltimore students got help Thursday putting their best foot forward in brand new shoes. Samaritans Feet and Coca-Cola Consolidated made that possible at the Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy. [read more]

Students receive new shoes, socks in West Baltimore

Yahoo (September, 2019)—Students in Baltimore received new shoes on Thursday from Coca-Cola Consolidated and Samaritan’s Feet International. [read more]

600 Baltimore City Students Received New Shoes, Socks from Coca Cola, Samaritan’s Feet

The Baltimore Post (September, 2019)—Baltimore City students had the opportunity to get some new kicks on Thursday. 600 students received free new shoes and socks from Coca-Cola and Samaritan’s Feet International at Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy in Baltimore. [read more]

Giving shoes, giving hope

Herald Tribune (September, 2019)—The school children and families at Faith Early Learning Center,Sarasota have collected over 100 pairs of new shoes to be shared with needy children around the world. Samaritan’s Feet is a 501c3 national organization that serves and inspires hope in children as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet giving out shoes to Lake Arbor neighbors

WBTV (September, 2019)—Samaritan’s Feet wants Lake Arbor residents to make sure they are not forgotten. The organization is teaming up with other partners to have a day of caring for the residents who are facing hard times. Samaritan’s Feet will hand out free shoes and socks after tenants get their feet washed. [read more]

Students at Jacksonville elementary school surprised with new shoes

News 4 Jax (September, 2019)—Students at a Jacksonville elementary school got a big surprise Monday. More than 450 students at Saint Clair Evans Academy had a lot to smile about Monday morning when they were given new shoes and socks and had their feet washed, thanks to a partnership between the school, BB&T and Samaritan’s Feet International. [read more]

Rotary Clubs to raise money for shoes for JMCSS students

Jackson Sun (August, 2019)—The Rotary Clubs of Jackson will be fulfilling their mission of “service above self” by raising money to donate shoes to Jackson-Madison County School System students. The desire to get shoes on the feet of JMCSS students started a few years ago when Shelley Hayes found out that many students wore flip-flops to school year-round and didn’t have tennis shoes for PE, outside activities or the cold weather. [read more]

Good Samaritans give shoes to young leaders

News24 (August, 2019)—A group of learners from Silukhanyo Primary School has an extra spring in their step after they were gifted with new shoes by NGO Samaritans Feet SA last Friday 23 August. A total of 350 pairs of shoes were handed to needy learners in Grade R to 3; the learners were also treated to a special foot massage. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet Gives Shoes to Back-to-School Kids in Need

KDLT (August, 2019)—Marissa Corado’s kids love shoes… especially shoes with different colors. But for Corado, a new pair of shoes is a price that’s too much to bear. That’s where Samaritan’s Feet comes in. Their annual back to school shoe distributions give out new shoes, socks, backpacks… and even snacks. Samaritan’s Feet volunteer Tracy Johnson says having new shoes gives a needed moral boost. [read more]

400 children receive new shoes, socks, backpacks and school supplies

KTRE (August, 2019)—For the past 10 years, 15-year-old Emily Martinez has been a part of Glory Gang, which is a non-profit outreach dedicated to helping at-risk children. She has six other siblings which she said has been difficult for her mom to support financially. [read more]

Thrivent Financial Hosts Shoe Drive

KSFY (August, 2019)—Thrivent Financial has partnered with Samaritan’s Feet for a round of shoe drives Tuesday and Wednesday. SDSU Ice Cream trucks will be located at Thrivent locations across Sioux Falls during the shoe drives. These drives are meant to address an ongoing need for shoes in communities everywhere. [read more]

Shoe giveaway reaches more than 250 in need

Lovely Citizen (August, 2019)—For the sixth year, Eureka Springs Rotary Club partnered with Samaritan’s Feet to give away more than 250 shoes to local children in need. Rotarian Cathy Handley said families were lined up outside Eureka Springs High School at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, even though the giveaway didn’t begin until 2 p.m. [read more]

Hundreds of Shoes Given to Children in Need

4029 News (August, 2019)—Today at the Springdale Recreation Center children in need got a helping hand – for their feet! Samaritan’s Feet gave away brand new shoes and socks for free to children in need. This is one of seven stops the organization is making in Northwest Arkansas as part of a back to school effort. Samaritan’s Feet identified and registered over 500 children in need to get the proper sizes and styles. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet set for Saturday

Independent Tribune (August, 2019)—The legacy of Samaritan’s Feet began when an aid worker in Lagos, Nigeria gave a pair of athletic shoes to a 9 year old boy named Emmanuel. Those shoes became a symbol of hope to “Manny,” and a catalyst to his love for basketball. Over time his dreams became reality and he earned a scholarship to play basketball in the United States. [read more]

Back-to-school shoe drive through August

The Brookings Register (August, 2019)—A new pair of shoes can help a child start the new year with confidence – in the classroom, with their friends, and to pursue their dreams. That’s why Thrivent Financial has teamed up with Samaritan’s Feet to help bring shoes to children in need. [read more]

Corey LaJoie raises $100,000 for Samaritan’s Feet shoe charity

NBC Sports (August, 2019)—Corey LaJoie will have at least a $100,000 worth of names on his car Sunday during the Cup race at Watkins Glen International (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN). That’s how much money Go Fas Racing’s LaJoie has raised as of Saturday afternoon for the Samaritan’s Feet shoe charity. That total comes three days after LaJoie announced he was foregoing a month’s salary in order to have the charity on his No. 32 Ford this weekend. [read more]

Back2School sends 3,700 children from Virginia and even South Carolina to school with supplies and blessings

Martensville Bulletin (August, 2019)—More than 3,700 children — most of them local — will be starting school with new shoes and school supplies thanks to the Back2School program. An initiative of The Community Fellowship, Back2School has grown to include the involvement of more than 15 churches. [read more]

Corey LaJoie gives up one month’s pay for Samaritan’s Feet

Motorsport Week (August, 2019)—Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie has vowed to give up a month’s pay to help the charity Samaritan’s Feet, which distributes shoes to people in need. He’ll also promote the charity through the paint scheme on his #32 Go FAS Racing Ford during Sunday’s GoBowling.com at The Glen at Watkins Glen International. [read more]

Corey LaJoie forgoes one month’s salary to get favorite charity on his race car

The Athletic (August, 2019)—It was 11:30 p.m. last Monday night, but Corey LaJoie couldn’t sleep. Go Fas Racing didn’t have a sponsor for the upcoming race at Watkins Glen International, which presented LaJoie an opportunity for a wild idea. Actually, it was more of a vision. [read more]

LaJoie to waive full month’s salary to put charity on No. 32 Ford

Nascar.com (August, 2019)—Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie is making some noise on social media for what he won’t be making in the near future — his salary. The pilot of the No. 32 Go Fas Racing Ford Mustang has opted to waive getting paid for a full month in order to put a charitable cause he believes in on the car for this weekend’s events at Watkins Glen International. [read more]

LaJoie Racing for a Cause

Motor Racing Network (July, 2019)—Corey LaJoie is racing for a great cause this weekend as he will help bring awareness to Samaritan’s Feet, a 501 (c)(3) organization, at Watkins Glen International. LaJoie, who is nicknamed “SuperShoe,” is helping fund to put the charity – which gives shoes to people who are in need around the world – on the No. 32 Go Fas Racing Ford. [read more]

Shoe giveaway at Cornerstone Church shows ‘someone cares’

Detroit Free Press (July, 2019)—When 5-year old Myah Jones from Wayne put on her new, purple and silver-speckled shoes for the first time, she couldn’t help but do her happy dance. “She’s going to be the talk of the town!” said volunteer Cynthia Bender. Myah was one of about 500 school-aged children who received new socks and shoes Saturday during the Cornerstone Church and Samaritan’s Feet giveaway event in Wayne. [read more]

Puerto Rico full of lessons, love, and pain

NWA Online (July, 2019)—I can’t say I was fully awake when I boarded the plane at 5am with my first cup of joe in hand. My buddy, Kyle, was not similarly situated. Chatty by nature, he’s one of those “morning people” who’d already guzzled 48 ounces of coffee. He was wound tighter than Dolly Pardon’s girdle at the all-you-can-eat buffet. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet shoe drive begins Thursday

KSFY (July, 2019)—Several Sioux Falls organizations are teaming up to make sure everyone has a proper pair of shoes on their feet. American Bank & Trust, Stride Rite, and Fareway Stores are helping sponsor the drive in the Sioux Falls area.The Samaritan’s Feet shoe drive begins Thursday. [read more]

Texas A&M Basketball to Embark on Foreign Trip to Costa Rica

WTAW (July, 2019)—First-year Texas A&M head coach Buzz Williams gets an early start to the 2019-20 season as the Aggies embark on a seven-day trip to Costa Rica later this summer where the team will partake in multiple community service projects in addition to competition, the school announced Friday. The international excursion runs from August 4-10 and includes three games against national all-star teams in the capital city of San José. [read more]

Hornets player donates 200 size 16 shoes to Charlotte-based nonprofit

WSOC (June, 2019)—Finding a size 16 men’s shoe is kind of like finding an expensive needle in a haystack.  Charlotte Hornet Cody Zeller knows all about it. That’s why he is stepping in to help. Zeller is generously donating 200 pairs of size 16 athletic shoes to Samaritan’s Feet. Anyone in the Charlotte area who needs size 16 shoes can register for a free pair. [read more]

Charlotte Horney Cody Zeller knows there are big shoes to fill out there, makes major donation to Samaritan’s Feet

WBTV (June, 2019)—Charlotte Hornets player Cody Zeller will make some young men very happy with a major donation Wednesday to Samaritan’s Feet. The 7-foot-tall Center found out how great the need is for kids and teens who wear the same size he does – a 16. He told Manny Ohonme, the Founder and President of Samaritan’s Feet, he wanted to help. [read more]

365 Students Receive New Shoes

KXNet (May, 2019)—There’s nothing like a new pair of shoes…365 students from Washington Elementary received new shoes and socks today. They also had their feet washed by volunteers from Minot State University, Thrivent Financial and the community. [read more]

One Million Feet campaign puts new shoes on kids

Minot Daily News (May, 2019)—Kids grinned and chattered with volunteers who were washing their feet Wednesday morning at Washington Elementary. All 365 children at the school also got a new pair of shoes and socks Wednesday, thanks to a partnership between Samaritan’s Feet International and Thrivent Member Network – Northland Region. [read more]

Samaritan’s Feet helps Washington Elementary students get new shoes

KFYR (May, 2019)—Every student at Washington Elementary School received the gift of new shoes Wednesday. To date they have donated more than 7 million pairs in 390 U.S. cities and 108 countries across the world.Samaritan’s Feet travels the world providing a new pair of athletic shoes to children. “I love my new shoes,” said Washington Elementary students. [read more]

What happened around Philly in April

Generocity (April, 2019)—Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission hosted a sock and shoe distribution on April 27  for those experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. The event was part of the “Philadelphia Cares” effort of the Samaritan’s Feet organization, which invites government leaders, police officers, community members and church leaders to come together to serve those in need. [read more]

Petersburg students overjoyed by gift of shoes, socks from VSU athletes

ABC 8 News (April, 2019)—Hundreds of students at Cool Spring Elementary School are walking around with brand new shoes and socks thanks to some Virginia State University student-athletes. “I feel happy for getting these shoes,” Cool Spring Elementary student Brooklyn Dockery said. [read more]

Elementary schoolers gifted new shoes, socks

NBC 12 (April, 2019)—Hundreds of Petersburg Elementary School students are stepping into spring with a brand new pair of shoes, thanks to some Virginia State University students and Samaritans International. “I’m going to show my mom, and my daddy and my brother my new shoes!” 1st grader Jaywon said, showing off his new sneakers. [read more]

VSU athletes raise thousands to give Petersburg students new shoes, socks

WTVR (April, 2019)—Hundreds of Petersburg Elementary School students are stepping into spring with a brand new pair of shoes, and it’s all thanks to local college athletes. Virginia State University Athletic Department’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) teamed up with Samaritan’s Feet International to give 300 students a new pair of shoes and athletic socks Tuesday. The giveaway took place at Cool Spring Elementary School Tuesday. [read more]

SDSU’s Stiegelmeier Honored By Samaritan’s Feet

Brookings Register (April, 2019)—South Dakota State University football coach John Stiegelmeier has been named one of three 2019 “Barefoot Coaches of the Year” by Samaritan’s Feet International. Stiegelmeier, who has served as Jackrabbit head coach since 1997, is joined by St. John’s men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson and Eastern Kentucky baseball coach Edwin Thompson as this year’s recipients. [read more]

Jacks Coach Honored

WNAX (April, 2019)—South Dakota State University football coach John Stiegelmeier has been named one of three 2019 “Barefoot Coaches of the Year” by Samaritan’s Feet International. Stiegelmeier, who has served as Jackrabbit head coach since 1997, is joined by St. John’s men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson and Eastern Kentucky baseball coach Edwin Thompson as this year’s recipients. [read more]

Local Walmart employees join with nonprofit to provide foot washing, free shoes to elementary school kids

St George News (April, 2019)—Hundreds of students at Coral Canyon Elementary School had their feet washed and received new shoes from local Walmart employees Tuesday morning as part of a global effort to provide shoes for children and spread “love, hope and inspiration.” [read more]

Republic Airways sponsors ‘Plane Pull’ to raise money for children’s foundations

WTHR (April, 2019)—Dozens of people are competing to see who can pull a 24-ton plane the fastest. The competition is all to raise money for organizations that help kids in need. Republic Airways sponsored the plane pull at the Indianapolis International Airport. [read more]

Community’s message of hope delivered one pair of shoes at a time at Samaritan’s Feet event

Herald Citizen (April, 2019)—Volunteers came together to put shoes on children’s feet, while also brightening the soul of the entire community. On Friday, March 29, groups of volunteers connected to the Huntersville Cares initiative, partnering with the Samaritan’s Feet International organization, worked together to deliver socks, shoes and a heightened sense of hope to students at Blythe Elementary School. [read more]