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Whether you are working with a large nonprofit organization and want to distribute 10,000 pairs of The Shoe or you just think this is great and want to add 1 pair of shoes to help "fill a duffle" – there are many ways for you to be involved with The Shoe That Grows.

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Help us heel kids in need

Whether you are working with a large nonprofit organization and want to distribute 10,000 pairs of The Shoe or you just think this is great and want to add 1 pair of shoes to help "fill a duffle" – there are many ways for you to be involved with The Shoe That Grows. If you are interested in our cause of Practical Compassion through The Shoe That Grows - here are some good next steps.

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Thank you so much for wanting to be a part of our mission of practical compassion. We believe in putting kids in the best possible position to succeed. Right now, we are ramping up our work with The Shoe That Grows. And we are starting to plan our next projects, too. Your donations help make all this possible.

If you want to write a check for your donation, please mail all checks made out to The Shoe that Grows, or Because International, to 1224 1st St. S. Suite 301, Nampa, ID 83651.

Thank you for your support! If you have any questions or comments - feel free to connect with us.

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donate a shoe

Real simple 1 pair = $15

We distribute our life-changing shoes through partner organizations that work around the world. We can pack 50 pairs into a duffle to send to kids in need.

Ready to help fill a duffle?

Click HERE to donate and we’ll send the shoes to organizations most in need
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Choose an organization to receive by visiting world regions below

Harvest Season Ministries

Dominican Republic

Harvest Season Ministries Inc. is a Christian based mission work to the Dominican Republic. Our purpose is the establishing and maintaining of churches that can proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We have been able to go into the public schools in some very poor areas of the country and share the gospel. In the past we have given school and hygiene supplies to the students. Our goal is to be able to provide each child at the school with a pair of shoes. In 2016 we bought several pair of shoes for the children but we realized that because they had never worn shoes their feet were too wide for the shoes. We are very excited to be able to offer them a shoe that will expand in width.

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Haiti Mission, Inc.

Haiti

Our mission statement is simple and straightforward “Haiti Mission Incorporated (HMI) is a Louisiana-based, international, development organization that helps build sustainable projects to bring hope, respect, dignity, joy and faith to the people of Haiti.” We are a faith-based organization dedicated to humanitarian aid which includes training, educating and supporting spiritual, physical and economic growth and development.

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ReThink

Guyana

Over 28,000 children of Guyana’s indigenous tribes travel miles to school by canoe as well as on foot.  Most of them do not own a pair of shoes, so they make the daily journey barefoot. ReThink, of Trinidad and Tobago, in collaboration with First Lady Sandra and the US non-governmental organisation Because International, have joined forces to distribute the ‘Shoe that Grows’ to Guyanese students in need.  ReThink, along with the First Lady’s team has already received and distributed over 2,000 pairs of shoes in Regions 1 (Barima/Waini) and 9 (Upper Essequibo/Upper Takutu).

The First Lady has launched a fundraising drive for Guyana’s fiftieth anniversary of Independence to expand the program and help other deserving youth.

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Care for Joy

Belgium

www.careforjoy.org (CFJ) is a non-profit organization that makes ‘a bridge between East and West:’ through workshops on Eastern Culture in Belgian schools and charitable events, Belgian pupils support the creation of “Kids-Spaces” for underprivileged children in remote areas in the East. Through CFJ, children enjoy creative learning trough music, theater, painting, books and storytelling, yoga, artisanal weaving and spinning of wool, etc.

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Carry the Future

Greece

Carry the Future stands in solidarity with refugee families worldwide by hand-delivering humanitarian aid to ease their journey while creating meaningful opportunities for global volunteers to be a collective force of action and hope. These shoes specifically will be delivered to Syrian refugee children fleeing persecution and taking refuge in camps in Greece.

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Love Without Boundaries

Uganda

Love Without Boundaries (LWB) is an international charity that provides hope and healing to orphaned and vulnerable children, and their underserved communities, through its education, nutrition, medical, and foster care programs. Registered in the US as a nonprofit 501(c)(3), LWB seeks to provide the most loving and compassionate help possible to vulnerable children, and to show the world that every child, regardless of his or her needs, deserves to experience love and be treated with dignity and care. The organization began its work in China in 2003, and has now expanded its ongoing programs to Cambodia, Uganda and India. There are many urgent needs in Uganda, and providing shoes to every child in LWB's Believe in Me school program, as well as other children in immediate need, is a high priority project. Recent program visits illustrate that the children have poorly fitting or, most commonly, no shoes at all. Further, many have current infections in the toes and feet and parasitic infestations that can only be successfully treated if recurrence is prevented. Shoes are critical in healing these children and helping them to remain healthy in the future. Please join us in living out our belief that, Every Child Counts!

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Friends of Nomads

Morocco

Friends of Nomads is a Moroccan NGO, founded to address the serious risk of illiteracy among the children of Nomadic families.  We provide primary education in the desert village of Ramlia and sponsor older Nomad students seeking higher education. If you are touched and inspired by the compelling cause of elevating a child's future, please help us to distribute shoes to Nomad children who travel long distances in harsh desert conditions, in their daily lives and to attend school, and desperately need shoes to avoid hazards which lead to serious injuries and infections.

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Paul Ministries

India

The PAUL Ministries Trust is serving the community for the past 15 years in the areas that ends up in Church planting, like free evening tuitions for the poor children and deprived families, Vocational training courses on different trades for the unemployed women and youths. Rural development programs, Health Care programs, free eye clinics and free eye glass distribution, free clothes distributions, widows monthly support, educational support for the tribal children, income generation projects for the down trodden and poor and tribals, relief works, Leprosy care program, celebration of National festivals etc.,

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Project Songkeum

Cambodia

Project Songkeum, which means ‘hope’ in Khmer, is working in conjunction with Build Your Future Today (BFT), an NGO in Cambodia that reaches out to remote villages with less access to education and healthcare. Together with BFT, our team provides health education and basic medical services such as wound dressing to the villagers. As worm (helminthic) infections are commonplace in the villages, we hope that you would help us in providing these children with good shoes to protect against these diseases.

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fundraise with us

Thank you so much for helping fundraise so we can get as many shoes as possible to kids that so desperately need them. Below are some ideas for fundraising, or simply click here to create an online fundraising page and get started!(Questions about your fundraising page? Click here for more details!)

Plan an Event

What are you passionate about? We’ve had supporters plan fashion shows, art exhibits, banquets, or even something as simple as a yard sale or a car wash. Create a fundraising page and let us know how we can help support your event!

Involve a group

Whether you are a church, club, business or simply a few friends, join forces and create a fundraising team. Hold a fundraiser within your church VBS, collect funds during a company holiday party, or put on a fundraising event. Have fun and support a great cause!

Birthday

We’ve had supporters both young and old collect funds for shoes instead of asking for gifts at their birthday party. They’ve celebrated their birthdays while supporting kids in need!

Walk-A-Thon

What’s better than a classic walk-a-thon? Get a group together and walk laps or walk the streets together to tell people about The Shoe That Grows and raise money at the same time. Some brave souls have even gone barefoot to spread the word!

Want to fundraise to take the shoe with you?

In these three simple steps you can set up your own fundraiser, get the word out to your friends and family, and finally be on your way to deliver the shoe to those in need.

Simply follow these instructions:

Figure out your goal

How much would you like to fundraise?

Sign up

Sign up, set your goal, and customize your fundraiser. Then share with your friends and family!

Celebrate

Once you’ve raised funds, let us know! We’ll celebrate and get your shoes to you. Or if you are having a tough time, we’d like to see what we can do to help!

distribute the shoe

How many pairs can you take?
See our donation levels below:

Do you work with an organization that is serving children? Or perhaps you're traveling to a world area where there is a need. If so, we'd love to work with you to get shoes to those children. The shoe is easy to transport and makes a big impact.

We rely on the generosity of organizations and individuals like you to keep making more shoes. Your gift covers the cost of the shoes and shipping to the contiguous United States. Every pair comes with a drawstring backpack, and 50 pairs are packed into a duffle bag to make it easy to check the shoes on an airline and take with you.

Below is a form so we can learn more about you and the shoes you'd like to distribute. Also included is a link to make your donation if you are ready to receive the shoes today. Or consider fundraising using our online platform and share your cause with your friends and family!

Interested? Let us know about your plans and the shoes you'd like here.

get started here!

Ready to receive the shoes? 

Donate here!

Have questions? Contact us and check out
answers to frequently asked questions about taking the shoes

see our take the shoe faq section here!

buy a pair

Want to buy a single pair for yourself or someone you know?
Questions about our return policy? See here.

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Interested in a sample pair to help with fundraising?

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volunteer & help out

Thank you so much for being willing to help! Tell us a little about yourself, and we'll be in touch!

Click here to tell us a little bit about you!