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The Tide 3rd Annual Your Soles ~ Their Souls Shoe Drive

January 2 March 6

How it works:

Through a community effort, new or gently worn shoes are collected and donated to The Tide ministry. Our partnering organization picks up the shoes at the end of the drive and sends us money for them. The funds collected are used for The Tide Gospel Outreach Literacy Classes in India. Our ‘boots on the ground’ team in India use Biblically based material in the classes, exposing the students to the Gospel as they learn!

Our partnering organization supports micro-enterprise in 24 developing countries around the world, which is where the shoes end up. Entrepreneurs in these countries are offered the opportunity to take a 5-part micro-enterprise course that teaches them how to run a business. Once they have successfully completed all 5 modules, they are given 150 pairs of shoes to start their own microbusiness. Both the classes and initial shoes are at no charge to them. Our partners call this “a hand up, not a handout.” Once they have sold about 6-8 pairs of the shoes, they have usually earned enough to purchase another 150 pairs to keep their business going. This allows the business owners to take a step out of poverty and provide for their families at no risk to them.

Get involved!

– Become a community drop-off location

– Promote Shoe Drive and collect shoes

– Donate your new/gently used shoes

A special thank you to the following churches, businesses, and organizations for collecting shoes!

Community drop off locations:

Chambersburg, PA
– CVBA office 100 Lincoln Way E, Suite A (Mon-Fri 8-4)

– Keller Williams Keystone Realty 1035 Wayne Ave, Suite D (Mon-Fri 8:30-5)

– Phoenix Physical Therapy 142 Franklin Farm Ln (Mon-Thurs 7:30-6, Fri 7:30-2)

– The Good Feet Store 580 Walker Rd, Suite D (Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5)

– The Tide office 5800 Cumberland Hwy (Mon-Fri 9-4)

– Shoemaker’s Insurance 165 E Washington St (Mon – Fri 9-5)

Dillsburg, PA
– Kingdom Focused Financial 129 Harrisburg St (Mon-Thurs 8:30-5, Fri 8:30-4)

Greencastle, PA
– A Plus Settlement Services, Inc 17A W Baltimore Street (Mon-Fri 9-5)

McConnellsburg, PA
– Shoemaker’s Insurance 644 Lincoln Way E (Mon – Fri 9-5)

Mechanicsburg, PA
– Mechanicsburg BIC Church 1050 S. York St (Mon – Thurs 9-3)
– Union Flats 415 Center Point Dr (Mon – Fri 9-5:30, Sat 10-4)

Mercersburg, PA
– Burrough of Mercersburg Tax Collector 212 N. Main Street (side porch) (Sun-Sat)

Mountville, PA
– Horizon Kitchens 1855 Stony Battery Rd #2 (Mon-Fri 7-5)

Newville, PA
– Shoemaker’s Insurance 115 Fairfield St (Mon – Fri 9-5)

Shippensburg, PA
– Branch Creek Place 115 N Fayette St (Mon – Fri 9-3)

State Line, PA
– Crossroads Church 15799 Pennsylvania Ave (Tues 9-Noon, Wed 5-8 PM, Sun 8-Noon)

Waynesboro, PA
– Elite Martial Arts 250 North Church Street (Mon-Th 5:15-8:15 PM, Fri 5:30-7 PM)

– James Shoes 76 W Main St (Mon-Th 10-4, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4)

Churches collecting shoes at service times:

Bethlehem, PA
– Bethlehem, PA (contact events@thetide.org for more information)

Chambersburg, PA
– Air Hill BIC
– Cedar Street Mennonite
– Chambersburg Mennonite
– Mission Hill Church
– New Guilford BIC
– Salem UB
– The Spring
– West Side BIC

East Berlin, PA
– Morning Hour Chapel

Fairfield, PA
– Iron Springs BIC

Greencastle, PA
– Cornerstone Bible
– Greencastle Baptist

Hagerstown, MD
– Paramount BIC (February)

Harrisburg, PA
– LifePoint Church (February)

Howard, PA
– Marsh Creek BIC

Marion, PA
– Marion First United Methodist

McKnightstown, PA
– Peace Light BIC

Mercersburg, PA
– Mt. Tabor BIC

Mechanicsburg, PA
– Discipleship Learning Community, Grantham BIC Church

Mifflintown, PA
– Cedar Grove BIC

Mt. Joy, PA
– Mt. Pleasant BIC

Newburg, PA
– Blue Mountain BIC
– Mowersville BIC

Schwenksville, PA
– NEXT Community Church

Shippensburg, PA
– Mt. Rock BIC
– South Mountain Chapel

State Line, PA
– Crossroads Church (Hagerstown, MD)

Waynesboro, PA
– Fairview Ave BIC
– Five Forks Church
– Hollowell Church

York, PA
– Stoney Brook Mennonite

Internal Collection Sites

– Corelle Brands (Greencastle, PA)

– Healthy Communities Partnership (Chambersburg, PA)

– RhemaCreationz (Mechanicsburg, PA)

– UPMC Divine Mercy Women’s Health (Carlisle, PA)

Collection progress as of February 23rd