Sneakers with Soul works with local social service agencies such as LifeWise Stl and Epworth Children and Family Services, as well as area school districts to identify and properly fit children and youth that will be the recipients of quality brand name sneakers. Parents and guardians of the children/youth who receive the new sneakers pay nothing for the new sneakers that they receive.
2023 marks the 14th consecutive year for Sneakers with Soul and the organization’s 8th consecutive year of partnering with the Adidas brand to fulfill their mission of providing high-quality brand name sneakers to at-risk children and youth. Sneakers with Soul’s arrangement with Adidas delivers a significant savings that maximizes the donor’s financial contributions. Donations can be made below. Additionally financial gifts can be dropped off at our table in the lobby between worship services from July 2nd through August 6th with your gift made via cash, check, credit card or VENMO.
Financial donations to Sneakers with Sould may be given throughout the year and are greatly appreciated!
Donations can be made by going to the “DONATE” button below:
Since 2012, LifeWise StL and Guardian Angel Settlement Association have hosted a back-to-school event for the community. New sneakers, backpacks and school supplies are distributed to all of the families that are served by these organizations.
On Saturday, August 12, 2023, Manchester UMC volunteers served at LifeWise StL’s Back-to-School event where over 400 children and their families passed through the store and picked out their own brand new backpacks, school supplies, and new sneakers!
Thank you all who gave their time to help St. Louis student start the school year with these much needed items!
Learn more about Sneakers with Soul
Sneakers with Soul mission is to provide new, high-quality, brand name sneakers to at-risk children and youth in poverty served by our partner agencies.
Sneakers with Soul®, a mission ministry that began in 2010 at ManchesterUMC, became a standalone 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2017 with a singular purpose of sourcing and distributing new sneakers for kids in grades K – 12 living in poverty.
Sneakers with Soul works with local social service agencies, such as LifeWise Stl and Epworth Children and Family Services, as well as area school districts to identify and properly fit children and youth that will be the recipients of quality brand name sneakers. Parents and guardians of the children/youth who receive the new sneakers pay nothing for the new sneakers that they receive.
Since its founding in 2010, Sneakers with Soul has sourced and distributed over 25,000 pairs of new sneakers/athletic shoes to kids in need.
THANK YOU for supporting the mission of Sneakers with Soul, and importantly, the kids that are being served by LifeWise StL and our other area partner agencies throughout the year. With your generous contributions, 685 pairs of shoes were purchased and distributed in 2022!!
Every dollar donated equates to $3 in retail value due to our manufacturer purchasing power.
Donations are accepted in any amount at any time throughout the year! Because of the attractive pricing that Sneakers with Soul has been able to secure with the AdidasTM brand, your contribution of $20 will allow Sneakers with Soul to place a new pair of Adidas sneakers with a retail value of $60 on the feet of a child living in poverty.
A gift of just $25 will provide a quality pair of new sneakers with a retail value of $60 to a child or youth living in poverty.