The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has teamed up with non-profit Samaritan’s Feet to provide students (aged four to 14 years old) in Arkansas with a new pair of shoes.
A donation of just $25 will give a student a new pair of shoes, along with a message of encouragement to follow their dreams.
Your gifts will help provide shoes at Shoe Distributions and Shoe Lockers. A Shoe Distribution is an event where volunteers will serve students one-on-one by giving them a new pair of shoes and encouraging them to believe in their dreams. A Shoe Locker is supply of athletic shoes kept on-site at a school which are immediately available when a student has improperly fitting or worn shoes. School teachers and administrations can then provide shoes to students as the needs arise. Having a new pair of shoes will allow children to get right back into the classroom and playground in a comfortable and confident way.
Samaritan’s Feet is a non-profit organization that serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities. Over 30 years ago, a boy in Nigeria, Manny Ohonme, received his first pair of shoes at the age of nine. That simple gifted prompted him to play basketball and follow his dreams, ultimately earning him a college basketball scholarship in the United States. A pair of shoes changed his life. So in 2003, Manny and his wife Tracie, started Samaritan’s Feet with a goal of giving hope through the gift of shoes.