Sept. 28 - Oct. 19, 2013
Missouri State, OTC, Drury, Evangel and Southwest Baptist collected more than 10,000 pairs of donated shoes. The collected shoes were donated to Sole Food, a project of Friends Against Hunger. Sole Food – in affiliation with Shoeman Water Projects – exported the shoes to developing countries. All of the funds generated from the export of their collected shoes goes to Friends Against Hunger, a Springfield-based non-profit that packages and distributes meals to hungry people in the United States and around the world.
Funds raised by selling these shoes provided more than 29,000 meals through Friends Against Hunger. Shoeman Water Projects uses their proceeds to build water purification systems for small villages in close proximity to one another in Kenya and Haiti.