Learn About the History and Advocacy of Sole Mission
Sole Mission was created in response to an ever growing need in America: Shoes for kids. In March 2008, Alisa & Kelly Ward launched SOLE MISSION. Since that time, incredible things have happened. Thousands of children have received shoes. Sole Mission has provided over ½ million pairs of shoes to kids in need.
A letter from the Directors,
“Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.” — Fred Rogers, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
As you have probably already read several times on this website, Sole Mission provides a new well-fitting pair of shoes to kids in need in the US. This is our clear and distinct mission. However, the implementation of our mission is so much more. Every child who attends a Sole Mission event, receives the undivided individual attention of a caring adult. New shoes are important and make an impact on the life of a child. However, the personal kindness and responsiveness Sole Mission volunteers show to kids who attend, demonstrates their importance and worth. Our volunteers receive hugs, hi-fives and huge smiles not just because of the new shoes, but because of the care and tenderness the volunteers show to the kids.
Thank you for visiting our website and learning about who we are and what we do. You can join us in making a difference in the lives of the children who attend our events. Please take a moment to make a monetary donation, or follow our Facebook page. Volunteer at our resource center for one of our shoe sorting parties or put shoes on a child at one of our distribution events. No matter how you choose to participate, you can know you are making a difference in the lives of children, and along with Mr. Rogers, you will be our hero too.
For the kids,
Kelly & Alisa Ward
Directors, Sole Mission
All the shoes collected have come from individuals, churches, and civic organizations donating shoes and funds to purchase shoes. This is truly a grassroots effort of people helping people.
People helping people:
From individuals, to business owners, to groups, grassroots efforts are being made to help Sole Mission provide new shoes to kids in poverty across the United States. Why not think about how you, your business, or your group can help us put new shoes on kids feet?
Founders and directors
Both Kelly and Alisa are available to speak at Churches, Businesses, Mens or Ladies groups, and Social and Service Organizations. To schedule them to speak click on contact us or call (832) 576-6087.
Our Agency Partners
These businesses support Sole Mission through financial and product donation. Please click on their logo’s to see how your purchases help them help Sole Mission.