MFSA Announces Shoe Drive

MFSA Announces Shoe Drive Drop Locations

The Rio Texas chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is sponsoring a SHOE DRIVE to benefit Redemptive Work, a nonprofit housed at Parker Lane UMC in southeast Austin (  RW is part of a social enterprise plugging people into jobs here in Austin and in other countries.

The shoes will be sent to poor communities around the world where they will be repaired, cleaned, and distributed to those in need, or broken into raw materials for micro-industries.  From the revenue earned for donating the shoes, RW will fund its services to the displaced in the Austin area, such as financial management training, job services networking, computer training, cultural coaching, subsidizing of employment opportunities, transportation solutions, and English language practice in professional settings.

Please band your gently used shoes together in pairs and drop them off at Saint John’s UMC, 2140 Allandale Road or Parker Lane UMC, 2105 Parker Lane any time between now and November 22.

It’s a win/win/win situation:  free up some space in your closet by donating shoes you no longer wear, fund services for the down-and-out in the Austin area, and create jobs for the destitute in poor communities around the globe.

Contact Anne Mund (512-343-0803, or Rev. Dr. Mindy Johnson-Hicks (806-252-1534,

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