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Host a Shoe Drive

Some people just dream. We make it happen.

Your School

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Getting started is simple!

Let us know you’d like to have a shoe drive. Use the easy online form to request a shoe drive kit, email revstevenbell@yahoo.com or call 864-230-5984. You can schedule a kick-off presentation and a shoe pickup. We’ll send a kit with instructions, collection bags, and a sign. Announce your drive with our customizable flyers, announcements and posters and start collecting shoes!


Email revstevenbell@yahoo.com
 or call us at 864-230-5984 when you are ready to have your shoes picked up! Consider being a drop-off site all year long. Besides helping to create life saving water, think of all the community engagement and promotional considerations!


Some schools have used their shoe drives as part of a classroom lesson, the cost of admission to a sporting event or as a competition with a rival school.



Others have organized a Great Shoe Stick-Up and held their principal’s shoes ransom until a certain number of shoes have been collected.

 

Discuss and get the permission of the school principal or other leader to swipe their shoes.
Create a Great Shoe Stick-Up ransom note explaining the shoes will be held ransom until a certain number of used and new shoes are donated (we suggest 10x the number of people in the building).
Send us your ransom note along with the target day you would like us to pick up your shoes and we’ll send you a shoe collection kit. 


On the planned day, swipe the selected person’s shoes taking pictures or video taping the event and the shoes. The selected person must go without their shoes for the day making a visible, barefoot statement about the plight of those without shoes and water.
As soon as the shoes have been swiped, post the ransom note, read it over the PA, send a school-wide email or announce it at a special event.


Battle of the Boot Challenge

How can you pull off a Battle of the Boot challenge?

Ask your school’s rival if they are up for a Battle of the Boot challenge.
Work with Shoeman Water Projects to determine the logistics.  We will provide a shoe kit and signage and we will come pick up shoes whenever your bins are full.
We will pick up and weigh the shoes and keep a tally of how many shoes each school has donated.
Everything will culminate with the winner’s announcement.  E-mail revstevenbell@yahoo.com if you would like more information!

Your Business

 

Getting started is simple! 



Let us know you’d like to have a shoe drive. Use the easy online form to request a shoe drive kit call 864-230-5984. You can schedule a kick-off presentation and a shoe pickup. We’ll send a kit with instructions, collection bags, and a sign. Announce your drive with our customizable flyers, announcements and posters and start collecting shoes!


Email revstevenbell@yahoo.com or call us at 864-230-5984 when you are ready to have your shoes picked up! Consider being a drop-off site all year long. Besides helping to create life saving water, think of all the foot traffic and promotional considerations!


Some companies have added to the fun to their shoe drive with a Great Shoe Stick-Up!


Discuss and get the permission of the boss or other leader to swipe their shoes overnight.
Create a Great Shoe Stick-Up ransom note explaining the shoes will be held ransom until a certain number of used and new shoes are donated (we suggest 10x the number of people in the building).


Send us your ransom note along with the target day you would like us to pick up your shoes and we’ll send you a shoe collection kit. You can also call 864-230-5984.


On the planned day, swipe the selected person’s shoes taking pictures or video taping the event and the shoes. The selected person must go without their shoes for the day making a visible, barefoot statement about the plight of those without shoes and water.


As soon as the shoes have been swiped, post the ransom note, read it over the PA, send an organization wide email or announce it at a special event.

Your Church

 

Getting started is simple!



Let us know you’d like to have a shoe drive. Use the easy online form to request a shoe drive kit or call 864-230-5984. You can schedule a kick-off presentation and a shoe pickup. We’ll send a kit with instructions, collection bags, and a sign. Announce your drive with our customizable flyers, announcements and posters and start collecting shoes!


Email revstevenbell@yahoo.com or call us at 864-230-5984 when you are ready to have your shoes picked up! Consider being a drop-off site all year long.
Some churches have used their shoe drives as part of a sermon lesson or as the cost of admission to a congregational event. Others have organized a Great Shoe Stick-Up and held their church leader’s shoes ransom until a certain number of shoes have been collected.

Here’s how you can organize a Great Shoe Stick-Up!


Discuss and get the permission of the church leader to swipe their shoes.


Create a Great Shoe Stick-Up ransom note explaining the shoes will be held ransom until a certain number of used and new shoes are donated (we suggest 10x the number of people in the building).
Send us your ransom note along with the target day you would like us to pick up your shoes and we’ll send you a shoe collection kit. You can also call 864-230-5984.


On the planned day, swipe the selected person’s shoes taking pictures or video taping the event and the shoes. The selected person must go without their shoes for the day making a visible, barefoot statement about the plight of those without shoes and water.
As soon as the shoes have been swiped, post the ransom note, send a congregation-wide email or announce it at a special event.


Volunteer


Do you have a church group looking for volunteer opportunities? The Shoes4Water Project harvests the power of volunteers to help bring shoes to those who have none and water to the thirsty. Volunteers can help through sorting shoes, picking up shoes from a drop-off location (local and regional routes), leading shoe drives, loading and unloading shoes, office assistance, event support and spreading the word about the work of Shoes4Water Projects. We have opportunities for volunteers of all ages to contribute!  Fill out the volunteer form or call 864-230-5984 to sign up!

Founder / Bishop Beston Frank Makawa from Malawi, Africa

Dear my friend Rev. Steven Bell,
I would like to thank you so much I have viewed what you are doing for the Kingdom of God, really you are doing great work in so many areas of human life. Also I would like to thank you so much for willing and interested to work alongside with me here in Malawi for drilling wells and I thank you in advance. However, I would like to assure you that I am
ready and willing to work with you. God bless you man of God.

 

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