April 17, 2015

MASON, OH – Mars Hill Academy donated 730 pairs of new and used shoes for the Shoes for H.O.P.E. project sponsored by Missions in Motion, a local missions group headquartered in Hamilton. Missions in Motion has collected over 25,000 pairs of shoes since launching the program in 2013. Shoes are redistributed through microenterprise partners and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain and grow an enterprise to feed, clothe and house their families.

“We are thrilled with the response of our school family to our first shoe drive,” said Mars Hill Academy Headmaster Dr. James Albritton. “It was eye-opening for our students to learn that a pair of shoes can actually save a life. We were glad to find an organization who is working to put old shoes to a good use.”

Photo: Mars Hill Academy’s Headmaster Dr. James Albritton, with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Shupe, founders of Missions in Motion ministries, get ready to pack up thirty bags full of new and used shoes collected by the school to benefit overseas missions.