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Your Soles ~ Their Souls Shoe Drive Fundraiser

March 12, 2023 @ 8:00 am May 10, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

We invite you to join us for this win-win-win fundraising event!

– You get to clean out your closets

– The Tide ministry raises funds for Gospel Outreach through Literacy Classes in India

– The shoes collected allow microbusiness owners in developing countries to support their families

Our goal is to fill 100 bags of 25 pairs each.

Here is how you can get involved:

Donate your new or gently worn used shoes

Promote the event in your local church, business, group, or community

Be a Shoe Ambassador by placing a collection box at your local church, business, or group meeting (you will be in charge of the collection at these sites)

Help at a community collection location (Date and location TBD)

Help load the truck at the end of the collection period

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 gives us pays for the shoes. The funds collected are used for The Tide Gospel Outreach Literacy Classes in India. The ‘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.

For more details, to volunteer, or find a drop off location, please contact Erlinda at 717-264-7288 or events@thetide.org.

Drop off locations:

– The Tide Office – 5800 Cumberland Hwy, Chambersburg (Monday – Friday 9-4)
Mechanicsburg BIC – 1050 S York St, Mechanicsburg (Monday – Thursday 9-3)
The Spring BIC Church – 800 S. 4th St, Chambersburg (Monday – Thursday 9-3)
Horizon Kitchens – 1855 Stony Battery Rd # 2, Mountville (Monday – Friday 7:30-4:30)

Norlo Park – Pavilion 2 – Fayetteville (SATURDAY, APRIL 29th 9-NOON ONLY)

We would like to thank the following churches for collecting shoes during their Sunday morning services:

Please note: Some locations have completed their collection. Contact 717-264-7288 or events@thetide.org to inquire about sites that are still collecting shoes.

Air Hill BIC – Chambersburg, PA
– Bethlehem, PA (contact events@thetide.org for info)
Blue Mountain BIC, Newburg, PA
Fairview Ave BIC, Waynesboro, PA
Five Forks Church – Waynesboro, PA
Greencastle Baptist Church – Greencastle, PA
– Hollowell BIC – Waynesboro, PA
Iron Springs BIC – Fairfield, PA
LifePoint Church – Harrisburg, PA
Marsh Creek BIC – Howard, PA
Mission Hill Church, Chambersburg, PA
Mowersville BIC – Newburg, PA
Mt. Pleasant BIC – Mt. Joy, PA
– Mt. Rock – Shippensburg, PA
New Guilford BIC, Chambersburg, PA
New L.I.F.E. Worship Center, Fayetteville, PA
– Peace Light BIC, McKnightstown, PA
– Salem UB Church – Chambersburg, PA
– South Mountain BIC – Shippensburg, PA

Stony Brook Mennonite – York, PA
The Spring – Chambersburg, PA
West Side BIC – Chambersburg, PA


Shoe Ambassadors are a very important part of the shoe drive! They
– tell others about the collection.
– are the liaisons between The Tide office and their church or business.
– collect the shoes from their location box to make space for more.
– *drop off shoes to The Tide office throughout the drive.
– are in communication with The Tide office once per week.

For more details or to become a Shoe Ambassador, please contact Erlinda at 717-264-7288 or erlinda@thetide.org.

*If out of the area, other arrangements can be made with The Tide office.