Samaritan’s Feet is a non‐profit organization with the mission of giving hope for a brighter future through the gift of shoes and socks and the act of washing feet. Our mission is to serve and inspire hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a healthy and spiritual life resulting in the advancement of economic and education opportunities. Since our founding in 2003, we’ve blessed more than 6.5 million children in more than 85 nations and across over 350 communities within the United States. But the world needs hope.
Over 2.2 billion people around the world live on an income of less than $2 a day.
World Bank, 2011
1-in-3 children in the United States will experience homelessness in their lifetime.
American Inst. for Research, 2011
1.5 billion people are infected with diseases caught through contaminated soil.
World Health Organization, 2013
Our Needs: People, Product, Partners, and Prayer
Our greatest need is people—regional, educational, corporate, and sports ambassadors—each group will champion relationships to meet needs in their area. Our products (shoes, socks, backpacks, and transportation) must be made, bought or donated. We develop corporate partnerships (Wal-Mart, Movement Mortgage, Sanford Health etc.) and country partnerships (Botswana, Zambia, etc.) to effectively reach children around the world. Prayer for direction, insight, and capabilities as we serve those in need.
Join us and be a Champion of Hope as we continue to grow and impact more around the world.
Our Vision Is Big: 3 Goals in the Next 3 Years
Produce and distribute a world shoe that is antimicrobial which will kill bacteria and fungi and inhibit its growth. This will add protection to feet and help prevent individuals from getting foot-borne diseases that are caught and transmitted through contaminated soil.
Raise $6,000,000 allowing us to serve an additional 200,000 children domestically and internationally with new shoes and socks each year for the next three years. This will help create more opportunities to share hope for a brighter future, meet physical needs, and encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Increase Samaritan’s Feet staff. On average, each Samaritan’s Feet employee represents about 40,000 children getting served each year. Increasing staff allows us to increase our opportunities and the number of children we are able to serve. Adding management level personnel would continue to aid our growth needs.