Central UMC supports almost 20 local missions and nonprofit organizations with our missions budget, but how can we, as individual church members, make a difference? To help, each month we will spotlight a ministry that we support and give you ways that you can get involved.
GIVE SHOES. GIVE LOVE.
-Kathy Littrell, Mission Chair
For the month of March, we will be hosting a shoe drive for both local and global missions! We will be collecting NEW and GENTLY-LOVED SHOES. We will donate half locally to the CCC and the other half globally to Soles4Souls.
Please bring the shoes with a rubber band around the pair to keep them together and place them in the boxes in the fountain area. Do not bring them in a shoe box!
Something as simple as a pair of shoes can make a BIG difference in someone’s life! Imagine a child with new tennis shoes walking to school or a young man with new shoes applying for a job or an older woman with warm slippers. We can help others locally by donating shoes and the environment by recycling our shoes. What a win-win situation!
Soles4Souls uses donated shoes to help lift people out of poverty in places like Haiti, Honduras and many parts of Africa. Many will use the shoes themselves and some create a business by selling new and gently loved shoes. The shoes we collect are the tools they need to start and sustain a small business! We will take the global donations to Soles4Souls site in Nashville.
SHOE DRIVE REQUIREMENTS:
*NEW OR GENTLY- LOVED
*CHILDREN’S TO ADULT SIZES
*CLOSED-TOED WORK SHOES
*NO HIGH HEELS OR OPEN TOED SHOES
*NO SHOE BOXES
*WRAP A RUBBER BAND AROUND THE PAIR
*PLACE IN BOXES IN FOUNTAIN AREA