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Laces of Love

    07.31.22 | Articles, Mission

    Laces of Love is honored to be Faith Lutheran’s Mission of the Month for August. We greatly appreciate your continued love, prayers and support for our mission to help local kids in need. 

    Since August 2005, over 175,000 children in need have received a pair of NEW shoes from Laces of Love. Over 16,000 low income or disadvantaged kids in Collier and Lee Counties received a pair of new shoes in 2019. This past fall we were able to donate new volleyball shoes to a local high school team. The girls had been trying to compete in old sneakers that were falling apart. The Coach was overwhelmed with emotion as he watched his team open the bags of new sports shoes from Laces of Love. He said, “Tears were streaming down their faces when they saw their new volleyball shoes. They all just sat on the gym floor and cried.” 

    The mission of Laces of Love is to provide new shoes to low income and disadvantaged children primarily in Collier and Lee Counties, Florida, and to educate the public on the needs of these children.

    It is so hard to imagine a child needing something as simple as a new pair of shoes. The schools tell us about kids coming to school in broken sandals, in old flip flops and shoes that are way too small for their feet. These families are struggling in this economy and many have to decide if they can put food on the table or buy their children new shoes. 

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of Laces of Love, and all the children who will receive a new pair of shoes, please accept our sincere appreciation for your support. 


    Jeanne Nealon-The Shoe Lady! 

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