I asked them, 'What's the biggest donation of shoes to date?' and the said, '25,000.' So that's why we decided to do 25k + 1" - Logan Stout, Dallas Patriots Baseball President
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
The Dallas Patriots, one of the top select baseball clubs in the nation, and Premier Baseball Academy are looking to hit a home run for needy children this summer by collecting 25,001 pairs of new shoes for orphans and vulnerable children worldwide through Shoes for Orphan Souls, a ministry of Buckner International.
Dallas Patriots President Logan Stout chose to work with Buckner after seeing pictures of children without any shoes and learning how a simple pair of new shoes can affect a child’s health, education and overall well-being.
“I asked them, ‘What’s the biggest donation of shoes to date?’ and they said, ’25,000.’ So that’s why we decided to do 25k + 1,” he said. “In today’s world, there is so much pressure for kids to complete, to win … I think it’s equally important to teach these kids the importance of servant leadership and giving back.”
Buckner International and The Dallas Patriots are inviting the North Texas community to participate by collecting new shoes and dropping them off at one of many local businesses or churches from July 1 – 30.
DFW-area drop-off locations include:
- Payless ShoeSource (select locations)
- LifeWay Christian Stores
- Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas
- First Baptist Church in Richardson, Texas
- Cornerstone Baptist Church in Dallas
For a complete listing of drop-off locations, please visit http://www.shoesfororphansouls.org/dropoff-patriots.shtml.
Since 1999, Shoes for Orphan Souls has collected and distributed more than 2.2 million pairs of new shoes to needy children in North Texas and 72 countries worldwide. Shoes for Orphan Souls is the largest humanitarian aid project of Buckner International, a Dallas-based global Christian ministry dedicated to making life better for orphans, vulnerable children and families since 1879. To learn more, visit http://www.buckner.org.