September Shoe Collection
During the month of September, we will have a container next to the MISSION TABLE in the Prayer Room for new and gently used shoes. These shoes will be given to MISSION CENTRAL who work with a partner organization (Funds2Orgs) that distributes the shoes internationally. They help individuals in developing countries start a business with the shoes, so they can learn business skills and sustain their families … and also put money back into their community. MISSION CENTRAL also distributes shoes locally when there is a need.
Please be sure to put each pair of shoes in a bag or box, or at the very least a sturdy rubber band, so they don’t get separated from their mate.
Dallas UMC has participated in this mission project in prior years. In 2015, we collected 110 pair of shoes and boots. In 2016, we donated 59 pair new and slightly used shoes and boots. In 2017 we collected and donated 32 pair, and 111 pair in 2018. As of Tuesday, September 21st, we have collected 85 pairs.