The Shoe Bank had just one goal when it was founded in 1989 – to put comfortable shoes on a few hundred homeless men living on the streets in downtown Dallas. The program today provides shoes for twenty-five thousand people every year – primarily children, both here and abroad.

In the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, shoes are distributed to people in need through schools, homeless shelters, shelters for battered women and their children, refugee service organizations, and hospitals. Worldwide, the Shoe Bank works, not with the largest, but with the most reliable international relief organizations to get shoes safely delivered and distributed to children in those places where the most critical needs exist.