Sunday, July 1, 2012

June One Sole Purpose

Just two years ago the volunteers at Weller Elementary saw a need and met it. For a Title 1 School in our community, the needs are many. However, after much consideration it was decided that this group of givers would put a new pair of shoes on every student at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. One Sole Purpose was created to complete that mission and they did so with success.

Through the process they learned that the area has over 20 Title 1 Schools. One Sole Purpose expanded their commitment to include not only to the kids at Weller, but for every child in the Title 1 School district of Springfield, MO. With the help of generous volunteers, churches, and business over $150,000 was raised to help put shoes on 5893 elementary students at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. They have made it their focus to repeat the goal year after year.

"At OneSolePurpose, we believe that love is best shown where the rubber meets the road. Where dollars meet dedication ... hands meet help ... feet meet faith ... and everyday people like you and us are at work sharing the love, from soul to sole." 

OneSolePurpose is a partnership with High Street Baptist Church, Springfield, MO who has allowed them to operate under their non-profit status. By donating to OneSolePurpose you will ensure funds are available for completing our mission of restoring hope and God-given dignity by providing basic necessities to those currently in need.

With generous benefactors and by High Street Baptist Church graciously underwriting, who allows them to operate under their non‐profit status, OneSolePurpose is able to use nearly 100% of all donations for the purchase of shoes. Financial Report and other details can be found at

Thank you One Sole Purpose for seeing a need and finding a way to fulfill it with kindness and heart. Love like this helps kids gain confidence and feel their worth. This is just another reason the Ozarks is a great place to live and raise a family!

If you would like to contribute, tax deductible donations can be made to OneSolePurpose, 1325 W Sunshine, Box 125, Springfield, MO 65807. (Please ensure box number is included in address.)