Soles for Schools


Souls for Schools is an new ministry that has evolved from the shoe donations that we receive for our mission auction and an increasing need in the community to help area schools access shoes for students in need.  Preparing for the back-to-school ritual means new shoes for many area children, however, there are students who are still coming to school in December in flip-flops.  Last year we responded to approximately shoe 50 requests from schools and our adopted Hearts of Hope families.  We had the honor of presenting several students with the first pair of new shoes they have ever had.

We are seeking new ways to secure additional pairs of new shoes in varied sizes.  89Q is partnering with us for a back-to-school"Soles for Schools" campaign for the entire month of August.  If you find a great bargain on shoes of any size (youth 13-adult), please consider buying a second pair and donating them to our Care Closet’s Soles of Schools ministry.  

In addition, 89Q will also be asking listeners to help by donating new jeans in all sizes 6X-adult.

You can help by:

  • Donating a new pair of tennis shoes
  • Making a monetary donation designated to Soles for Schools 

Questions? Contact Sue Thompson 715-571-2797 or Sarah Luedtke 715-574-1345.