We are excited to announce that we hit our goal for the June 2-4 Shop With a Purpose event! Because of your generous support, we will be donating $50,000 to local organizations Treehouse, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, Union Gospel Mission, and Shoe Away Hunger. We cannot thank all of you enough for coming out to help lift our community!
Please read these ‘thank you’ messages from our participating organizations:
“This gift from Schuler Shoes will enable our staff to provide over 1,000 rides for hurting teenagers to TreeHouse programs and activities in the coming year — where they will find safety, trusting relationships and hope. Thank you so much for your generosity!” -Andy Swanda, VP of Advancement of Treehouse
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
“We are overwhelmed by the response to Shop with a Purpose Day and the generosity of Schuler Shoes and its customers! Thank you so much for your support! It literally helps us to restore hope and healing to individuals and families touched by addiction. It is so exciting to see how God is working through this community! Blessings to you and to all of your customers!”
-Mary Brown, Vice President, Marketing of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
Union Gospel Mission
“Shop With A Purpose is a great event! Most of our financial support comes from individual donors, so the funding provided by Shop With A Purpose is incredibly important in helping underwrite our programs. We’re very grateful for Schuler Shoes and their customers—wonderful partners of the Mission!” -Dan Furry, Communications & Marketing Manager of Union Gospel Mission
Shoe Away Hunger
“I’ve already had 3 people tell me that they purchased shoes during the Shop With a Purpose event because they wanted to support our organization. We will dedicate this generous gift by using it to sponsor the cost of our Shoe Away Hunger bus sales. This will enable us to bring our shoe bus to at least 20 additional sites. Each pair of shoes we are able to monetize enables us to feed one more hungry person with up to 7 days of essential groceries. With your help, we will be able to feed a week’s worth of groceries to another 2000 hungry people and to provide them with a nice pair of shoes for a suggested donation. Thanks so much for your help with this compassionate program that feeds and meets the footwear needs of our community.” -Shawn Morrison, Executive Director of Shoe Away Hunger
Thank you each and every one of you who made it out to Shop with a Purpose June 2-4. We are so grateful to have such incredible, supportive customers!