Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Shoes for Orphan Souls

Counting our blessings and counting our change this month for Shoes for Orphan Souls, a ministry of Buckner International which provides new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and throughout the world.

We have a couple birthdays this month in our family, so we thought of the birthday club for Shoes for Orphan Souls.  Several years ago Mara collected shoes instead of presents, and we sent them.  But shipping can add up, and we aren't near a drop-off.  So, we are collecting our change this time, and we'll mail in some socks and shoelaces.  There is a youth curriculum that I am going to do with Lila this month as part of homeschool.  We can learn some fun foot facts, proper foot care, shoe construction, shoe careers, etc.  There are videos to watch online to learn more about SOS.

At the end of the month, we will count our change and have a Foot Party!  We'll post about that later.  This is part of our Scattered Gifts mission of our family.  As we learn about different organizations, maybe God will lead us to give to some on a regular basis, go on a mission trip, or who knows what God will have us do!

Would you like to join us each month? Do you have organizations we can learn more about? I will be posting at the beginning of each month what our project will be. Some months we will be learning about more than one. 

Past months:
January - Sweet Sleep

I'd love to hear about ways other families are giving and serving!

Linked with Family Time Tuesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Women Living Well, Raising Homemakers, Winsome Wednesday, and Better Mom.


  1. A lady from our church makes an annual trip to Mexico and we shower her with $5 (five dollar bills) She can purchase new shoes in Mexico for five dollars. In our town we collected almost new tennis shoes and socks for a neighborhood reach who give them to the homeless in our city. We also collected warm sweaters and shirts and jackets for this outreach. We are so blessed that we must share with others.

  2. I'm visiting from Winsome Wednesdays. What a great post, I love ideas on how to get my kids involved in helping others. Orphan care is something God is really laying on my heart lately.

  3. Hi Sara - great post. Its so good to see how God is working through people every day. I'm glad too you linked up with Winsome Wednesday. I pray you get many visits through it and the community that God uses to help others, grows.
    God bless