What is Shoes & Hope?

Shoes & Hope is a d/b/a of Affiliated International Ministries, a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization.  Shoes & Hope was born of Passion, Purpose, & Partnership. 


Our vision is a world with healthy, self-sustaining communities with access to clean water, sustainable sanitation solutions and basic hygiene education.  


Shoes & Hope is dedicated to working with communities in the developing world to address challenges including clean water, sanitation and hygiene.  By building lasting relationships in these communities and supporting community-initiated, sustainable development work, we are able to teach and encourage them to use their gifts, resources and abilities to contribute to their own progress.

  • To encourage local and global partnerships, empowering others to make the world a better place.

  • To bring an awareness to others so they understand what's going on outside of their own little world.

  • To create impact in our own communities as well as globally through strategic partnerships.

Why Shoes?

The shoes are about awareness...a conversation starter, a way for us to share with you about the mission and our friends in the developing world.  It's really not about the shoes, although collecting shoes is a great way to diversify our project income.  By using the disposable resource of gently used shoes, we are able to sell the shoes and use that money for our programs and impact. 

 Why Hope?

Everyone needs hope.  Hope is the natural capacity to envision a better tomorrow; A firm assurance regarding things that are unclear and unknown.  We offer hope through life’s most basic necessities.

Why Support Shoes & Hope?

We are different as we work with NO PAID STAFF and only volunteers.  We have very little overhead and operate with mostly donated resources!  Because of that, we are in need of your support.  That means a tax deduction for you and/or your business while helping others that need a hand up.  Please contact us for more information on our current sponsorship opportunities.