We collected 1,619 pairs of shoes!! Thank you!!!
Let’s wear out poverty – by donating shoes!
Check here for updates on reaching our goal – we’ll plan to post updates each Tuesday during Lent.
Starting Ash Wednesday, we’ll be collecting shoes to donate to Soles4Souls (we’ll post updates on this page).
Our kick-off event was on Wednesday, February 17 with a live prayer collaboration with St Elizabeth Seton Elementary School. In a symbolic gesture which represents the lives lost due to COVID-19, students brought forward donated shoes and left them at the altar. See photos below. Special thanks to SES staff & students for joining us in prayer; Dcn John Osnes for leading us in prayer; Judy Zetah for assisting with sprinkling of ashes; Grace Weaver for singing so many verses of Stabat Mater; and Holly Baughman for all the technical support on livestreaming!
Thank you to Karen & Brett with Real Presence Radio for featuring Soles4Souls on their live broadcast this morning (February 23) . . . the conversation will be re-broadcast on RPR Saturday morning (February 27).
The shoe drive will continue through Lent. Shoes collected will be sent to Soles4Souls for distribution around the country/world. The goal is to collect 25,000 shoes!
Collection points include:
- The Diocese of Rapid City Chancery Building | 225 Main Street, Suite 100, Rapid City, SD 57701 | Hours of Operation Mon-Fri, 8:00 – 5:00
- Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
- Our Lady of the Black Hills
- Terra Sancta Retreat Center | 2101 City Springs Rd, Ste 300, Rapid City, SD 57702 | Drop off at the west entrance M-F between 8am-6pm
Whether they are new or gently-loved, your shoes can help lift people out of poverty.
As our collection time concludes, our closing concert will be April 5 at 6pm (rescheduled from March 30 due to the wild fires last week in our area). Find out more here: http://terrasancta.org/S4Sconcert.