Buckner Community Shoe Drive continues through May 3 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Buckner Community Shoe Drive continues through May 3

Source: Buckner International Source: Buckner International

Provided by Buckner International

Buckner International invites the Lubbock Community to collect new shoes during the month of April to benefit vulnerable children served by Buckner programs in Lubbock and around the world. Since 1958, Buckner has been serving children and families in Lubbock through foster care and adoption as well as through My Father's House. The shoes collected will benefit children in these programs as well as children served by Buckner in Guatemala.

KCBD Channel 11, American Bank of Commerce, American National Bank, Centennial Bank in Plainview, Experience Life Church, Firestone, First Baptist Church Lubbock, First United Methodist Church Plainview, McDougal Properties, Southcrest Baptist Church, Wayland Baptist University, and Westminster Presbyterian Church are partnering with Buckner to promote this effort. Businesses, churches, organizations, and schools are invited to join the cause by registering to host a shoe drive or become a drop off location at www.buckner.org/shoes.

Shoes are foundational to good health and are required for children to attend school in the United States and in many countries around the world. Buckner serves infants through teenagers in community centers and orphanages in countries such as the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Russia, and the United States. All sizes and types of new shoes are accepted, but the greatest need is for athletic or canvas shoes, sizes Youth 1 to Adult 9.

The final drop off day for the shoe drive will take place on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Firestone Complete Auto Care, located at 6210 Slide Road on Loop 289.

For more information, please contact SaraBeth Tunnell at 1-866-774-SHOE or e-mail stunnell@buckner.org.

About Buckner:

For more than 135 years, Buckner International has been transforming lives through hands-on ministry, serving the most vulnerable from the beginning to the ending of life. Buckner is one of the oldest and most unique faith-based social service organizations of its kind, serving people each year in the United States and worldwide.

About Shoes for Orphan Souls®:

Shoes for Orphan Souls®, the largest humanitarian aid project of Buckner International, provides new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and throughout the world. From conducting shoe drives to humanitarian aid trips, Shoes for Orphan Souls® offers hands-on opportunities to individuals, groups and organizations wanting to transform lives. Since 1999, more than 2.6 million pairs of new shoes and socks have been distributed to children in 76 countries.

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