Wise Choices has embarked on our first ever Used Shoe Drive in cooperation with Funds2Org.
Wise Choices does not take federal funding of any kind but instead operates solely on donations from individuals, churches and civic organizations. As we look to the future, we envision vast opportunities to invest in our community and make an impact in thousands of lives. In order to do that, we need money.
When the heart behind this concept was realized, we had to jump on board. This drive allows our community a chance to become involved with Wise Choices without delving directly into their pocketbooks. By donating your used shoes, you are helping locally to provide services at no cost to those in need. You are also helping globally because your old shoes will travel all over the world to a new home. People in severely depressed areas will now be able to provide for their own families by selling shoes.
This so speaks to the heart of our mission of ’empowering people to make life-affirming choices’. It may be difficult to see how an old pair of shoes can make such an impact on a life, but it is the small things that we do that have the most influence. While you may get the added bonus of a clean closet floor, our greatest reward is knowing that one simple act of service can reach so many lives.
Matthew 25:40 says it this way, “And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’“ (ESV)