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Johnny Kennedy's Fundraiser:

Shoes for Souls

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BENEFITING: Buckner Foundation

Johnny Kennedy

THE STORY:

Four years ago I saw a video from Buckner international about collecting shoes for orphaned and underprivileged children in the United States and foreign countries. The video showed some young men in Africa,who would take a two liter bottle and cut them length wise and put a string through them and use them for their shoes. The video moved me to tears. That year for Christmas the youth ministry and i decided to have a shoe drive to collect shoes for the shoes for orphan souls campaign. The West Mesquite Baptist Church Youth Ministry collected over 100 pairs of shoes for the campaign. We had several BBQ fundraisers and also had a cake sales to raise money to purchase shoes. In 2014 we had a second shoe drive, we collected 195 pairs of shoes and 98 pairs of socks. This year we have a very lofty goal, too collect 500 pairs of shoes for the campaign. We will be having fundraisers and going door to door seeking help from our neighbors and friends. We believe that God will help us reach our goal. Any money collected here will go towards the purchase of shoes. The average cost of a pair of shoes is about $15. We have collected 45 pairs so far. With the help of you all we can make this a reality. Please consider giving to the campaign. Thanks for your help. .. raise money to purchase shoes.

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