Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue LifeWay stores partner with Shoes for Orphan Souls to aid needy
LifeWay stores partner with Shoes for Orphan Souls to aid needy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Friday, 01 August 2014 09:23 AM EDT

ShoesForOrphanSouls-webLifeWay Christian Stores is joining forces with Shoes for Orphan Souls, the largest humanitarian-aid project of Buckner International, this month to collect new shoes for the world’s orphans and other vulnerable children.

“We are so excited to partner with LifeWay Christian Stores to bring awareness to the needs of vulnerable children served by Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls,” said Ashley Williamson, Shoes for Orphan Souls manager. “By working together, our hope is that we can broaden our reach to serve more children in the United States and around the world with the tangible gift of new shoes as well as the love of Christ.”

Throughout the month, individuals and groups are invited to drop off new shoes at more than two dozen participating LifeWay stores in Atlanta; Houston; Dallas/Fort Worth; College Station, Texas; Longview/Tyler, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Sarasota, Florida.

To see a complete list of participating stores, click here to visit this Shoes for Orphan Souls page.

UNICEF said there are 148 million orphans in the world in the organization’s The State of the World’s Children report. One of their greatest and most immediate needs is a pair of shoes, according to Buckner International.

Due to customs regulations and the desire for children to receive a new pair of shoes, Buckner only accepts new shoes and socks. The greatest need is for leather or canvas athletic shoes sizes Youth 1 to Adult 7.

Since 1999, Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls has delivered more than 2.75 million pairs of new shoes to children in 76 countries.

 

In this current issue:

Winning bidder plans to keep Family Christian Stores open

News image

Family Christian Stores will likely keep its doors open, assuming...

READ MORE

Mark Kuyper departs ECPA post

News image

ECPA announced May 26 that President/CEO Mark Kuyper has accepted...

READ MORE

Kerusso to launch 'War Room' product line

News image

Kerusso has announced a new partnership with the Kendrick Brothers,...

READ MORE

New LifeWay partnership to provide Bibles in China

News image

A new campaign from LifeWay Christian Stores and Tyndale House...

READ MORE

The Perrys' Tracy Stuffle named 'Living Legend'

News image

StowTown Records' The Perrys has announced that the group's bass...

READ MORE

Report: LifeWay eyes site for new headquarters

News image

LifeWay Christian Resources has entered talks to purchase a 1.6-acre...

READ MORE

2015 ICRS to expand international offerings

News image

An expanded international program at the 2015 International Christian Retail...

READ MORE

Chris Tomlin marks biggest tour yet with CURE partnership

News image

More than 200,000 people attended GRAMMY-winner Chris Tomlin's Love Ran Red Tour...

READ MORE

Award-winning author Vicki Courtney signs multi-book deal

News image

B&H Kids, the children’s imprint of B&H Publishing Group, has...

READ MORE

B&H, LifeWay take home six SEPA Awards

News image

B&H Español and LifeWay Español won a combined six awards...

READ MORE

CR Update takes Memorial Day break

News image

The Christian Retailing Update newsletter will not sent Monday, May...

READ MORE

Industry veteran joins Eerdmans as new editor-in-chief

News image

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, an independent family-owned publisher since...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a