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Welcome K-LOVE Listeners!

Thanks for stopping by and for your support of Shoes for Orphan Souls® during the K-LOVE Pledge Drive!

Shoes for Orphan Souls is the largest humanitarian aid project of Buckner International, a global Christian ministry dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children, families and elders. Since 1999, we have collected more than 2.5 million pairs of new shoes and distributed them to 74 countries around the world.

This year, our goal is to place 200,000 pairs of new shoes on the feet of orphans and vulnerable children here in the United States and around the world. But we need you to help make that happen.

How can I help?

  • Collect shoes in your community. You can get your church, small group, business, civic organization or family and friends involved. We provide you with a Shoes for Orphan Souls packet which includes everything you need to help make your shoe drive a success. Register here.
  • Give shoes. If you’ve already helped provide a pair of shoes through the K-LOVE Drive, thank you! We would love your support to help cover the shipping costs of the shoes through your donation of $5 or more to help provide more shoes to children in need. Make a gift online.
  • Deliver shoes with us. Join us on a shoe delivery mission trip this year! Experience what it’s like to be the hands and feet of Jesus when you personally deliver shoes to orphans and vulnerable children. See trips here.
  • Pray for our ministry. We believe in the power of prayer and ask you to partner with us in prayer for our ministry and for the children we serve around the world. Download our prayer guide.

  1. 23 Comment(s)

  2. By Angelina on Apr 6, 2013 | Reply

    This is something that should be done in schools all over the world. This would benefit a lot of orphans all over the world. I want to give to this cause as soon as I get 300 dollars. I would like to give 20 to the cause. but I only make 20 every Friday

  3. By Liz Blake on Apr 8, 2013 | Reply

    While I commend this organizations desire to put shoes on the feet of these orphans, hopefully they realize that there are businesses that make money in country from making shoes. If they provide shoes from outside the country, they could very likely put these businesses out of business. I have seen this happen, first hand in Haiti. Where our president felt that giving American rice to the hungry would help. Instead it put the Haitian rice farmers out of business. They could not compete with “free” rice.
    I will pray that God grant your organization wisdom to help those in need without hurting.

  4. By Angie Getter on Apr 8, 2013 | Reply

    Financially I am unable to give. We are barely holding onto our home. I just wanted to thank you for all you do. I found your station shortly after my six year old daughter Skye passed away after a four year battle with cancer. In that time my marriage began to crumble, my other children were without a mother often and while I try to deal with the horrific grief and attempt to hold our family together, your station has helped so many times when I felt so lost, so sad, and so alone. THANK YOU for being a light and a messenger of hope!!!!

  5. By Jamie on Apr 9, 2013 | Reply

    This is such a good thing for the kids that need them.

  6. By Brigette Castine on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    How old do you have to be to go on a shoe delivery mission trip this summer?

  7. By Renae Perkins on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hi-My question about delivering Shoes for Orphan Souls is: Are you giving away an opportunity for someone to win the chance to go on this mission trip, or if interested, is a person supposed to sign up to go on a mission trip(prepaying $250)& then they automatically get to go? I guess I’m confused about that. Could you please explain the details to me?

    Thank you – Renae Perkins

  8. By Morgan Witt on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I heard about this mission trip just a few minutes ago and I think that is a wonderful idea!! I visited Guatemala last year on a medical mission trip and I absolutely fell in love with the people. Their culture is so rich and vibrant and I would love to go back! I know that odds are that I will not win this contest but if it is possible, I would love to attend and assist with this process. I could pay my own way and I would appreciate the opportunity very greatly. Thank you for all the good you do in God’s name.
    -Morgan Witt

  9. By Kyl Hankins on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t have a picture of shoes to post but a story to share.. My girlfriend asked me just last night what is your dream vacation .. So I think a min and I said I would love to go Yellowstone and ride snowmobile s around the park and watch God animals in there habitats.. So I ask her what is your dream vacation ?? She said I want to go on mission to Guatemala or Africa.. My heart sank !!!! Here I am thinking of pleaseing myself and to have a little fun.. And she is wanting to serve her God and others on her vacation..

    May God Bless and Give God ALL the Crdit Honor and Glory AMEN..

  10. By SharaO'leary on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply


  11. By Celina Interino on Apr 15, 2013 | Reply

    What an humbling privilege it would be to give the children shoes on behalf of the K-Love family.

    To show the compassion of our Christ and to witness on behalf of our Lord and Savior.

    In Christs’ Love

  12. By Wendy Voytek on Apr 15, 2013 | Reply

    I am interested in going on the missions trip to Guetamala for Orphan Souls. What do I need to do to apply or register to win this mission’s trip. I have a heart for children and a heart to give. Please let me know.

  13. By Joseph on Apr 15, 2013 | Reply

    How do I enter the contest for the Honduras mission trip? I can’t find the link that I heard about on the radio.

  14. By Tonquilla on Apr 15, 2013 | Reply

    I love the fact that children in need get shoes they have never had I am very humble about helping children I vol. work for mission just to make children smile and to help children in need. I am humble to make a diffrence in so many lives … God has blessed me in so many ways and I pray one day I can do something like this throw ministry I believe it would be a blessing

  15. By Presley Bezousek on Apr 17, 2013 | Reply

    Hello, my name is Presley and I go to Cakvary Chapel West Omaha. Im in an internship called ASA and we are going on a missions trip to Guatemala June3-10 and I was just wondering if we could help with this, in anyway because I keep hearing on K-love that a team is going to Guatemala and I was just seeing if my team of 20 can help out

  16. By Luis Marroquin on Apr 17, 2013 | Reply

    Hi, I’m a volunteer Youth Pastor Fraternidad Cristiana de Guatemala, and I want to help you to deliver shoes in Guatemala.
    Tell me please, as I can work with you.

  17. By Lorena Neri on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    I will like to enter to win the trip to go to Guatemala to Deliver this Shoes. Im a K-love supporter My Name its Lorena Neri Im originallly from Guatemala I speak fluent spanish I can help as translator or tour guide or with anything thats need it on this trip. The reason Why this is so important to me its because when I was a little girl more than one time in my life i recieved a Christmas Gift from generous people like this program. With their help I was also able to attend to a Christian School thru a scholarship. I have the picture of the newest shoes I bought for my self I Can send I can also collect more shoes at my church. My prayer to the Lord its for me to win this contest he knows what it would mean to me. I would accept his will. God Bless You all I hope I can meet you when we all go to Guatemala otherwise you’ll be on my prayers for him to protect you all. God Bless You all.

    Lorena Neri.

  18. By Chris Wagner on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    How do you register for your Mission Trip to Guatemala? I went on my first mission trip to Guatemala in 2005 and fell in love with the country. Adopted my daughter from there in 2006 :)
    Miss the country but don’t have the means to go back yet.Please let me know if there is a way to still register for your trip. Thanks so Much!!!!

  19. By Brad Spurgin on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    been trying to find a place to enter for the mission trip and cant find it. I have pics

  20. By Inga Ward on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    I wanted to know if the shoes have to be new or can they be gently used?
    Thank you

  21. By lhollon on Apr 24, 2013 | Reply

    Hi everyone. Thanks for all the comments!

    Brigette — Mission trip participants have to be at least 12.

    Renae, Morgan, Wendy, Joseph, Lorena and Brad,– K-LOVE’s mission trip giveaway ended and the winner was announced last Friday, but we would love for you to travel with us to serve orphans and vulnerable children. Please check out our mission trip calendar – http://www.itsyourmission.com/tripcalendar.shtml (click the name of the trip to see a flyer with full trip details) – and let our missions staff know if you have any questions.

    Chris — This year’s mission trip to Guatemala is full, but you can see our list of other upcoming mission trips here: http://www.itsyourmission.com/tripcalendar.shtml. If your heart is set on Guatemala, consider making plans to come with us next year!

    Presley — Our Guatemala mission trip is at capacity, so we will have plenty of people there helping distribute shoes. Thank you for your willingness to pitch in, though!

    Luis — It sounds like you are in Guatemala City – is that correct? Please email dshores[at]buckner[dot]org to find out how your church might get involved locally with Buckner ministries in Guatemala.

    Inga — Due to customs regulations, we can only accept new shoes.

    Buckner communications dept.

  22. By lhollon on Apr 24, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks for your comments, Liz. Sustainable poverty alleviation is important to our ministry and we work very carefully to be sure we do not hinder the work of local businesses and entrepreneurs. We are able to do this in part because of our model of service through our in-country NGOs, which employ only national citizens, who ensure all aid is distributed in a way that does not adversely affect the local economy or small businesses. So the Buckner Guatemala NGO, for example, employs Guatemalans who know the culture, the language, the needs, the existing systems and the best way to help.

    Also, the majority of our shoes are distributed to children in government orphanages. Many of these orphanages cannot provide for the basic needs of children due to limited funding, so the shoes distributed in these orphanages would not otherwise be purchased locally for the children. We do, at times, purchase shoes in-country based on the specific needs and requirements that country has for aid. We also ship the shoes with other supplies that may be greatly needed, but not always readily available or produced in the countries where we work.

    Buckner communications dept.

  23. By Lou Ramirez on Apr 24, 2013 | Reply

    I love that you are getting shoes. I am a baseball umpire and have been going tothe Domincan since 1989. I have been working getting shoes for the boys who shine shoes on the street. I have a soft heart for these poor kids..because when I was growing up, I was a shoeshine boy. I am hoping to go back to the Dominican next year if the LORD wills it. Thank you all for blessing me everyday with your radio ministry and music. GOD BLESS LOU

  24. By Daylin on Jun 21, 2013 | Reply

    I was Adopted from Guatemala and my family was poor.And I never meet my Birth parents. So I think this is cool and greaty for kids like me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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