Sneakers with Soul

Sneakers with Soul

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Since 2010, Sneakers with Soul has distributed over 25,000 pairs of new, high-quality sneakers to at-risk school-age children in grades K – 12.  

Every dollar donated equates to $3 in retail value due to our manufacturer purchasing power.

Sneakers with Soul works with local social service agencies, such as LifeWise STL and Epworth Children and Family Services, and area school districts, to identify and properly fit children and youth that will be the recipients of quality brand name sneakers.

This year’s goal is to serve 1,000 kids
through generous gifts and Sneaker with Soul’s partnership with LifeWise STL.

Donate funds to help purchase sneakers for kids in need

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.

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Donate

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.

Financial contributions can also be made by cash, check, credit card or VENMO in the Manchester UMC Lobby between worship services beginning the weekend of July 2 through August 7.


Help distribute the sneakers to kids in need

Since 2012, LifeWise STL and Guardian Angel Settlement Association have hosted a back-to-school event at our neighborhood school, Peabody Elementary. We distribute new shoes, backpacks and school supplies to the families each organization serves throughout the year.

This August will mark the 13th consecutive year for the Sneakers with Soul campaign and the 12th consecutive year in partnership with LifeWise STL in the annual Peabody Elementary Back-to-School Event.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed (throughout the week of August 10-15) to prep the assembly space, assemble the backpacks, package backpacks and shoes according to family unit, and “run” the packages from our building to families’ cars. Have fun and help kids to start the school year off right at this Back-to-School event!


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.

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

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