Give shoes. Change a life.

Making a difference for children in need

Thrivent and Samaritan’s Feet teamed up to provide children's shoes through a national back to school shoe drive. During the month of August, more than 160 shoe drives were hosted in communities across the country. We collected thousands of new athletic shoes and members gave more than $4,000 in personal donations to purchase more shoes.

Because of your generosity, thousands of children will attend school with new shoes and greater confidence. Thank you for making a difference!

It's more than just shoes. Samaritan’s Feet believes a new pair of shoes provides a tangible foundation of hope and the opportunity for a better life. Want to host your own shoe drive? Get some Thrivent Action Team project ideas (PDF).

Ready to take action in your own community? Find your local Thrivent Member Network on the map below and see how you can participate in events just like this one in your community.

Want to know more?
Check out the video to see what Samaritan’s Feet is all about!

Personal donation.
$20 is all it takes to buy a new pair of shoes and help bring hope and confidence to a child. Make a personal donation to Samaritan’s Feet.