Masks are no longer required, just recommended, for all warehouse volunteers. Samaritan’s Feet staff who are interacting with volunteers will wear masks. Upon volunteers’ arrival, we will ask that you sanitize your hands.
Update: January 4, 2022
Per local and CDC guidelines, masks are required for ALL volunteers who serve in our warehouse. Additionally, temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
Per new CDC guidelines, volunteers who provide proof of full vaccination may volunteer on-site at the warehouse or at events without wearing a mask. Masks are still required for anyone who is not fully vaccinated at this time.
All international trips have been postponed until after September 1, 2021. The safety of our team members continue to be of the upmost importance to us, so we will continue to evaluate on an ongoing basis. Please continue to monitor our website and social media for any updates to our 2021 international and domestic mission trip schedule. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Update: January 5, 2021
We have updated our COVID-19 policy for our staff, volunteers, and events. In compliance with the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Samaritan’s Feet will adjust certain operations in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during our interaction with the public. These safety measures may be adjusted according to local and national regulations.
One important update from this document: In order to help protect all Samaritan’s Feet employees, recipients, volunteers, and partners, no foot washing events will be held until at least July 1, 2021. Please see all safety measures the organization is taking in the document below:
During this time, groups of no more than fifteen (15) will be scheduled per shift in our warehouse. Children 12 years old and up are welcome to volunteer. We will reevaluate our processes and adjust and update as needed. To reserve your volunteer shift, please email email@example.com.
During this time, groups of no more than ten (10) will be scheduled per shift in our warehouse. Children 12 years old and up are welcome to volunteer. We will reevaluate our processes and adjust and update as needed. To reserve your volunteer shift, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: June 9, 2020
We will be re-opening our warehouse to volunteers on Monday, June 15, 2020 for shifts of up to five (5) volunteers at a time. We will be open for the morning shift (9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) Monday through Saturday by appointment only. There will be new safety guidelines and an adjusted check-in process so that we can help to ensure the wellness of our volunteers. On June 29, 2020, we will reevaluate our processes and adjust and update as needed. To reserve your volunteer shift, please email email@example.com.
The safety of our team members continue to be of the upmost importance to us. All international mission trips that were scheduled from now until December 31, 2020 have been cancelled. Please continue to monitor our website and social media for our 2021 international mission trip schedule.
Update: May 13, 2020
The restrictions of Phase I do not allow us to open our warehouse for volunteers on Saturday, May 16 as previously planned. We will continue monitoring and following local officials’ advice on this matter, as we are committed to protect the health of our volunteers and staff. We hope to reopen around mid-June, but we will make updates as needed on our website and social media.
Update: April 7, 2020
The safety of our team members is of the upmost importance to us. Due to that, all international mission trips that were scheduled from now until August 31, 2020 have been cancelled. Additionally, the India trip which was scheduled for November has been cancelled. For our current list of scheduled international mission trips, please click here.
Update: March 19, 2020
In a world that is full of fear and uncertainty right now, it’s important to pause and count your blessings. Although we’ve been impacted here at Samaritan’s Feet, the story of hope never stops. Samaritan’s Feet believes in inspiring hope and now is our time to do just that. We have the chance to use our voice and give hope and love at a time when the world needs it most. Children may outgrow their shoes, but they will never outgrow the messages you leave with them.
Send a message of hope and Samaritan’s Feet will distribute it to someone in need.
As a humanitarian aid organization, one of the goals of Samaritan’s Feet International is to address disease and illness in impoverished and susceptible communities through the gift of shoes. Samaritan’s Feet is actively navigating a world with increasing health concerns due to COVID-19 and we are committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our recipients, staff, and partners.
As of March 17, 2020, Samaritan’s Feet is implementing the following:
Shoe Distributions in the U.S.: There will be no public shoe distributions for the next 60 days. We are working diligently with our partners to reschedule these distribution events.
Charlotte, N.C. Warehouse: There will be no volunteers in our shoe-processing warehouse for the next 60 days. We are dedicated to helping limit the spread of disease and have followed recommendations from North Carolina and federal government agencies. We will work with groups to reschedule their volunteer time.
International Missions: International mission trips have been postponed until after a period of 90 days. We are in communication with our international partners and team leaders to reschedule these trips. Our standard cancellation policy remains in effect at this time.
But the story of hope never stops. With your continued support and contributions, we can work towards our mission of creating a world with zero shoeless children. Please stay tuned to our website and social media channels, as well as your email inbox, for new, innovative ways to receive encouragement and to discover opportunities to continue giving hope when the world needs it most.
We will continue to closely follow developments from the Center for Disease Control and the U.S. State Department. Any future updates, if necessary, will be communicated via our website at www.Samaritansfeet.org/Response and our social media channels. For any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all you do,
Manny Ohonme, President & CEO, Samaritan’s Feet International
Tracie Ohonme, Executive Vice President, Samaritan’s Feet International
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