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The Impact of the First Shoe Locker

The Impact of the First Shoe Locker We spoke with Alisa Jones, Family/School Advocate at Tuckaseegee Elementary School, about the Shoe Locker they received earlier this year. This school was the first official location to get a Shoe Locker! Read the interview with her below: What did

The Perfect Day in West Virginia

The Perfect Day in West Virginia "The first thing he did when he got in the house was put on his new shoes," said Kaylee about her cousin Gabe. After switching into his brand new gray sneakers that he had just received from Samaritan’s Feet in Roderfield, WV, Gabe

Making the Most of a Container in El Salvador

Making the Most of a Container in El Salvador There are an estimated 832 people per square mile in El Salvador, making it one of the more densely populated countries in Central America (Britannica, 2020). 29.2% of that population lives in poverty (World Bank, 2020). The need is

The First Shoe Locker

The First Shoe Locker We recently set up our first, official Shoe Locker! Around 160 pairs of shoes were split between Billingsville Elementary - Cotswold Elementary in Charlotte, NC. These two schools serve Kindergarten through 5th graders. Whenever we set the Shoe Locker up, we had the opportunity to

Ripple Effect in Rocky Mount

Ripple Effect in Rocky Mount 600 pairs of shoes caused a ripple effect in Rocky Mount, NC. “This donation has reached so many students and families across the city of Rocky Mount. We are so incredibly appreciative,” said Kristen Tedford, Principal, Benvenue Elementary. Around 600 elementary students

Home-School-Community Partnership

Home-School-Community Partnership Villa Heights Elementary is a small Title I school of about 120 students in the heart of Charlotte, N.C. Their mission as a school is to inspire and promote growth by focusing on the whole child and cultural diversity in partnership with families and community. In

Brightness in the Dreary

Brightness in the Dreary Holding umbrellas and wearing their face masks and raincoats, a long line of families, separated by 6 feet, stood and waited outside in the heavy rain near downtown Pittsburgh. It was 9:30 a.m., but the event didn’t begin until 11:00 a.m. These families were ready.

Keeping Bruce Involved in What He Loves

Keeping Bruce Involved in What He Loves “Bruce wore his orange Samaritan’s Feet shirt with great pride! He loved people and outreach opportunities of all sorts. He was a quiet and reflective man who enjoyed serving. Samaritan’s Feet allowed him the opportunity to do just that on several levels,”

Your Words Matter

Your Words Matter Although life looks different today compared to what it was last year, there are still people who are struggling daily and in need. Many organizations are getting creative on how they can continue to serve their community and still meet those needs. In one week,

Serving in Familiar Places

Serving in Familiar Places Ever wondered who helps prepare the hundreds of thousands of pairs of shoes Samaritan’s Feet distributes each year? Meet Derrick.“My main focus is packing and pulling (reverse: pulling & packing) shoes and socks for distributions across the United States and internationally. We try to