The boots are perfectly functional and beautifully made, but had been finished incorrectly, and would show wear sooner than a customer would prefer. Mickey felt like it wouldn’t be right to sell them, but he also needed to get them out of his warehouse.
“We’ve been rearranging for the last few days to find space for this generous donation,” Steve said. “Running out of storage because our rafters are filled up with boots for children is a great problem to have!”
Donations like Mickey’s can make a huge impact on the number of children Buckner is able to serve. Shoes are a primary outreach tool that enables Buckner staff to explain services available to entire families, especially through the Buckner Family Hope Center programs located in communities around the world.
These boots will be a wonderful way to show God’s love and care to children who desperately need to know they are not forgotten. We’ve seen over and over again how one pair of shoes can lead to children and their families receiving essentials services and life-changing tools to lift themselves out of a difficult situation.
For more information about how you and your church, business or community group can get involved with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls, please visit www.buckner.org/shoes.
Submitted for Publication by Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls