The Mission of Rachel's Walk of Love is to provide new shoes to impoverished children in our community and around the world. By providing for children's immediate and practical need for shoes, we seek to improve each child's quality life, while giving children support, dignity, and hope for a brighter future.
The need for shoes is great...
There is a great need for shoes in America today. With our troubled economy, devastating natural disasters, and poverty all around, many children in our own communities lack adequate footwear to meet basic needs.
On a global level, there are an estimated 300 million children growing up barefoot. This leaves them susceptible to harmful soil-transmitted diseases, painful injuries, and dangerous infections acquired from walking barefoot on rough terrain.
For these children, a simple pair of shoes is a treasure.