Sneakers with Soul

Sneakers with Soul


Sneakers with Soul is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a singular purpose of sourcing and distributing new sneakers for kids in need. Originally an organic missions ministry of Manchester UMC that blossomed into an established nonprofit, Sneakers with Soul works with local social service agencies along with donor organizations and individuals to match donors with children, youth, and families that are the recipients of the donated new sneakers.  Parents and guardians of the children/youth who receive the new sneakers pay nothing for the service.

Since its founding in 2010, Sneakers with Soul has sourced and distributed over 20,000 pairs of new sneakers/athletic shoes to kids in need. Our mission is to provide new, high-quality, brand name sneakers to at-risk children and youth in poverty served by our partner agency, LifeWise. 2021 marked the 12th year for the Sneakers with Soul mission program at Manchester UMC.

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!!

Individuals may donate funds to purchase sneakers:

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Donate to Sneakers with Soul

We are utilizing an online form where you can donate securely. Using this online method helps us keep track easily of the sizes and genders of shoes that we need to purchase. Donating through this form also helps the donation go directly to the organization.

Learn more about Sneakers with Soul

If questions, please email the Sneakers with Soul Ministry Leader, Maurice Parisien.

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