Time to Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
Each year, just as a new school year begins, students and staff from University of the Cumberlands assist hundreds of children by providing new shoes, socks and backpacks filled with school supplies and hygiene items at an event called Shoes 4 the Soul. The event is a way for Cumberlands to serve the community and children within the Whitley County area.
Shoes 4 the Soul began at Cumberlands in 2011 and has touched the lives of more than 2,600 local children to date.
During the event, UC students, faculty and staff wash the feet of children and fit them with their new shoes and socks. Children also have the opportunity to spend time with Cumberlands students while participating in a variety of organized games and activities.
All incoming freshmen participate in Shoes 4 the Soul as their first introduction to Cumberlands’ mission of serving others. It is an opportunity for students to learn more about their new community while putting smiles on the faces of local children.
To ensure the continued success of Shoes 4 the Soul, UC has set a University-wide goal of supporting 500 local children every year. For just $30, you can sponsor a child and provide them with a new pair of shoes, socks, a backpack filled with school supplies and a lifetime of knowing that you made a difference in our community.
Walking a mile in brand new shoes makes any child smile. Providing that child with those new shoes – that makes us smile too.
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Volunteer Registration - Friday, August 26
SHOES FOR THE SOUL- Walking a mile in brand new shoes makes any child smile. Providing that child with those new shoes – that makes us smile too.
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
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Dates Open for Registration:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2022, Rollins Center Gym, UC Students Enter THROUGH IM (Volleyball) GYM
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS
o Must bring UC ID.
o ENTER & TAP ID for attendance through the IM (Volleyball) Gym beside/ connected to Rollins Gym, student center side.
o EXIT & TAP ID out for attendance through the same door you entered.
STATION ONE: Foot Washing Stations
Volunteers at this station will wash feet and replace the children's shoes with new ones.
STATION TWO: Buddies
Volunteers in this position will join one student as soon as they enter the gym and stay with them until they leave. While with the student, volunteers will make sure their buddy gets through the rotations correctly, connects with them intentionally, and plays activities from the Patriot activity book (coloring, mazes, word scrambles, etc.) until all students are from their school have completed their rotation.
** ALL volunteers who register for this position are required to attend a meeting on Thursday, August 25th at 7:00PM in Rollins Gym. This meeting will count towards the required community service hours. If you are unable to attend both the meeting and the service event on the following day, DO NOT register for this project. **
STATION THREE: Greeters
Volunteers at this station will greet children as they enter the doors. They will also stand by the doors to ensure that everyone stays inside the gym unless they have directions to leave.
STATION FOUR: Runners
Volunteers at this station will be pulling shoe sizes, as well as replacing water between children at the foot washing station.