Shoe Drive


THE SHARING LIFE SUMMER SHOE Drive, IN COLLABORATION WITH BUCKNER SHOES FOR ORPHAN SOULS®, will collect new shoes to benefit local children at Sharing Life’s Back-to-School Fair

​​​Sharing Life will collect shoes July 1-Aug. 6 on behalf of Buckner Shoes for Orphans Souls®. The shoes are slated for distribution to local school-aged children during the Sharing Life Annual Back-to-School Fair in August.

“The goal of the drive is to collect 2,000 shoes for children K-12th grade,” said Beth Byrum, Sharing Life’s senior programs manager. The organization is seeking help from the Mesquite area and Southeast Dallas County community to collect the shoes.

“One of our most popular events we hold every year is our Sharing Life Annual Back-to-School Fair where we offer a variety of services and items such as school supplies, backpacks, haircuts, medical exams and clothing,” said Byrum. “This year we are focusing on new shoes. Shoes are a basic necessity for school children that not every parent can afford. We want to provide each child that is registered for our back-to-school-fair a new pair of shoes.”Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls/Sharing Life collection drop-off locations include:

​•  Walmart Store Locations:
    200 Us Highway 80 E, Mesquite, TX 75149
    12300 Lake June Rd, Balch Springs, TX 75180
    555 W Interstate 30, Garland, TX 75043
    2275 Gus Thomasson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228
•  Sharing Life Outreach, 3544 E. Emporium Circle, Mesquite, TX 75150
•  Agape Home Healthcare, 18770 LBJ, Mesquite, Tx 75149
•  Comfort Keepers, 12970 Pandora Dr, Suite 150, Dallas, Tx 75238
​​•  Lake Pointe Church Town East, 3540 E Emporium Circle, Mesquite,Tx 75150
•  Racquet & Jog, 1117D Ridge Rd. Rockwall, Tx 75087
•  Rockwall Cycling, 939 East I-30, Rockwall, Texas 75087
•  Shoe Carnival, 1515 N Town E Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75150
•  Shoe Carnival, 11255 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218
​•  Shoe Carnival, 1053 E Interstate Hwy 30, Rockwall, TX 75087

Additional locations are being added every day. Check for an up-to-date list of drop-off locations.

Individuals, businesses and organizations interested in collecting new shoes for this worthy cause are asked to contact Ms. Byrum at or call her at 972-445-7403.

About Sharing Life
Sharing Life exists to demonstrate compassion by effectively and efficiently providing dignified, benevolent services to families in need in Mesquite and Southeastern Dallas County. Services include a food pantry, clothing closet, educational programs and community events providing holiday items such as Thanksgiving food baskets and Christmas gifts for families.

About Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls is the largest humanitarian aid project of Buckner International. Since 1999, Buckner has delivered more than 3 million pairs of shoes to children in the United States and 79 countries around the world.