Shoes for Orphan Souls

 Shoes for Orphan Souls® is 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 2.3 million pairs of new shoes and socks have been distributed to children in 74 countries.

The ministry's biggest needs are:

New Athletic Shoes- Sizes Youth 4- Adult 9


For you and your friends to host a shoe drive in your community/workplace/school

Friends to partner in prayer for the children who will receive the shoes and experience the love of Jesus

Friends who will write notes along with the shoes to the children who will receive them

Volunteers who will travel with the ministry to deliver the shoes

Financial donations for shoes and shipping


You can also send a check to WBGL- 4101 Fieldstone Rd. Champaign, IL 61822


WBGL will be collecting shoes this summer at  events, bring a pair or two along with you as you attend! You can drop shoes off at the WBGL Studios up until August.

Read about the Birthday Club! It is a program for kids of all ages who ask for friends and family to bring new shoes to their birthday parties instead of gifts.

Shoe Drives- Sign up to host a shoe drive through WBGL on the website Once you register, Shoes for Orphan Souls will send you a packet of materials that includes posters, brochures, and a DVD to help you promote your collection!

Top 10 Ways to Collect Shoes-
1. Workplace competition/Drive
2. Birthday Parties
3. VBS collection
4. Neighborhood/Block party
5. Year-Round school
6. Little league/ Summer sports
7. Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
8. Youth Groups/Small groups
9. Church camp
10. Special Interest Clubs- Rotary, City Councils, etc.

More information can be found about mission trips here.

Check out pictures, videos and more information on Shoes for Orphan Souls here!