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Your Soles ~ Their Souls Shoe Drive

Please help us collect at least 200 more pairs!

Extended drop off dates in the Lancaster and Chambersburg areas!

May 12 @ 8:00 am May 31 @ 4:00 pm

Thank you for your interest in the Your Soles ~ Their Souls shoe drive! We are excited to announce that we will be accepting new and gently used shoes through May 31st at the following locations.

– The Tide Office – 5800 Cumberland Hwy, Chambersburg (Monday – Friday 9-4)
– Horizon Kitchens – 1855 Stony Battery Rd # 2, Mountville (Monday – Friday 7:30-4:30)

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, please contact Erlinda at 717-264-7288 or events@thetide.org.