Shoes 4 the Soul helps more than 500 children each year.

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 thousands of 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.

A Cumberlands student helps a local child try on new shoes

Make a Donation

Your donation to Shoes 4 the Soul will help to purchase new shoes, school supplies and other needed items. 
This year's program hopes to serve 900 students from the local area!


Students help local school children during Shoes 4 the Soul

Register to Volunteer

Our entire campus community is asked to help volunteer at our annual Shoes 4 the Soul event.