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Home: ‘A place where people help each other’

By John Hall
PEÑITAS, Texas – Kneeling on one knee, Paola Mendoza slides a new pair of shoes on a young girl’s feet. A squeal erupts from the preschooler as she jumps out of her mother’s lap in celebration of her new footwear.
Mendoza, 16, smiles. It’s hard not to, she admits, when she sees the child’s [...]

The impact of a shoe

By Lauren Hollon Sturdy
It’s easy to take shoes for granted. Many people have a closet full of them – all different kinds for different occasions and seasons. Our shoes represent our sense of style. They signal to others how wealthy or broke we are. They can be comfortable and practical or painful and glamorous, but [...]

The countdown to 3 million shoes — we need YOU!

We know 2014 is going to be a big year for Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® – not only because it’s our 15th anniversary, but because we have set a huge goal that we need YOU to be a part of: delivering the 3 millionth pair of shoes by the end of 2014.
Shoes are essential [...]

Small church sows seeds, reaps blessings for Shoes for Orphan Souls

By Carolyn Thurman
Can God use a tiny seed or a small pebble to accomplish His mighty purposes? He can, and He does! What about the parable of the mustard seed? What about little David and the pebble he picked up to slay Goliath? God continues His work today in the same ways we read in [...]

Tiny Alabama Church Makes a Big Impact through Shoes for Orphan Souls

By Lauren Hollon Sturdy
Buckner International
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is home to about 50 worshippers on an average Sunday in a tiny community near Monroeville, Alabama (population: 6,862). Their Sunday School attendance usually hovers in the 30s.
“We’re small but we’re not small-minded,” said Becky Cornelison, church member and longtime supporter of Shoes for Orphan Souls. “We [...]