Thanks to all who supported the October 2016 shoe drive!
2 + 2, plus another 2, plus. . .On and on went the count of new and gently worn shoes brought to the church and preschool during our month-long collection of shoes for Soles for Jesus. All of those pairs totaled 10,320 pairs – a record high number of shoes collected. Dads loaded these on Nov. 19 and they were delivered the following week to Milwaukee warehouse! This outreach couldn’t take place without the concerted effort of many generous donors, the compassionate of numerous families who inventoried their shoes at home and served as drop-off points in their neighborhoods for more shoes, the labor of preschool dads who transferred the boxes from storage to the waiting tractor trailer truck, and the financial blessing of those who donated funds to advance the shoes from Milwaukee to Africa. Three African countries are very close to having their paperwork done to receive shoes, so our shipment will likely be headed to one of those countries.
Two collection boxes are available to receive shoes. One sits to the left of the butterfly garden doors and the other is next to the interior hallway entrance to the preschool!