Soles for Schools


Soles 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.  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.  

You can help by:

  • Donating a new pair of tennis shoes to assist when counselors or social workers call for needs. A variety of sizes are always in demand.

  • Making a monetary donation designated to Soles for Schools.

Questions? Contact Sarah Luedtke 715-574-1345.

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