Approximately 2,365 children, adults, and seniors were served through One City Indianapolis in 2023.
The First Shoe Distribution
Boner Fitness and Learning Center
Our journey of giving back to the Indianapolis community began on July 26th when 400 individuals were given new shoes. This was made possible through generous gifts that were donated at our Hope Gathering in early June.
Oxford Senior Apartments
40 people who live at Oxford Place Senior Apartments, a 55+ affordable housing community, were given new lightweight, anti-slip shoes. Those shoes, made specifically for seniors, will help reduce falls and provide stability for a more fulfilling life.
It was a fantastic event for a meaningful cause and I cherished every moment of it. Thank you for orchestrating such a valuable event that aids the underserved. Continue your outstanding work and keep inspiring others.
Boner Family Reunion
The Boner Center provides support and coordinated wrap around services for entire families who live in the 46201 zip code. The Family Reunion gave Samaritan’s Feet the opportunity to serve infants with baby crocs, school age children, adults and seniors. This show of support helped reduce some of the financial burden that families feel during the back to school months.
Edna Martin Center
At this event, volunteers had the opportunity to humbly wash the feet of recipients showing compassion and making space for conversations. One recipient mentioned that she was unable to have children of her own, but brought six youth from her neighborhood who she helps when they need her. She smiled the entire time and really enjoyed the experience.
Bringing Neighbors Together
Westminster Neighborhood Services
Seniors began lining up outside at 8AM on a brisk fall morning. Not only were they receiving pantry staples, but also the gift of a new pair of shoes. These folks could not have been more grateful and thankful for the opportunity to be served through a foot washing, prayer, and shoes.
Ready for the New School Year
Matchbook Learning / School 63
Over 900 individuals were served during the parent/teacher conferences at School 63. What better way to kick off learning than a boost in confidence because you look and feel good. We partnered with Thy Kingdom Crumb, a mobile food truck, who provided over 250 free meals for those who visited during the dinner hour.
“I just wanted to say a tremendous thank you for coordinating an amazing distribution day at Westminster. Our neighbors were absolutely beaming after having their feet washed and receiving their new pair of shoes. The impact of your program is colossal and I can’t say thank you enough for serving our neighbors with an air of compassion and respect.”
Generosity of the Community
Sponsors and Partners
It’s because of the generosity of many partners and supporters that make these events possible. Thank you Republic Airways, Lift Academy, DuraMark Technologies, Eskenazi Health, Shepherd Insurance, Bill Godfrey, among many others.