It all started with a phone call from their son in Afghanistan, simply looking for a pair of sneakers.
After realizing that deployed soldiers aren’t provided with sneakers, John and Deborah were determined to find a way to help. With the support of individuals and organizations from around the country, they are able to purchase high quality sneakers at a discounted price and send them to men and women serving in the combat zones in Afghanistan. The uniqueness of the program is that they have devised a way for each soldier to choose a sturdy athletic shoe that best fits their feet…because all feet are different.
Yes, the soldiers need to replace worn out sneakers. Yes, the soldiers are grateful for the gift. But, most importantly, the soldiers are grateful that people care about them and have not forgotten them.
The word is spreading quickly!
In a matter of only a few months, generous people from across the country donated to Sneakers for Soldiers. The momentum has rapidly increased. Supporters have donated from almost all 50 states. You could be the first from your state to donate to this wonderful cause. Let’s fill this map in!