Cornhusker Bank’s One Day Without Shoes Program Benefits Stephen Center
It’s time for One Day Without Shoes, Cornhusker Bank’s (cornhuskerbank.com) annual shoe collection drive to benefit Stephen Center (stephencenter.org). The collection drive will take place April 25 through May 7. One Day Without Shoes is a collaborative effort with local businesses who volunteer to help the bank collect new and wearable used shoes for free distribution by Stephen Center.
One Day Without Shoes started in 2011 by Cornhusker Bank to benefit the Lincoln community. In 2020, the event expanded to Omaha, and a partnership was formed with the Stephen Center. In the two years of hosting this event in Omaha, Cornhusker Bank’s Omaha location and numerous business partners collected over 3,200 pairs of shoes and $450 in monetary donations. All shoes and any cash donations collected in Omaha will stay in Omaha for distribution.
Gently worn and new shoes can be dropped off at one of the collection sites during these two weeks. A complete list of collection sites can be found on Cornhusker Bank’s website: cornhuskerbank.com/Day-Without-Shoes-omaha.aspx.
Located in South Omaha, Stephen Center serves the homeless, addicted, and those in poverty. The campus includes a homeless emergency shelter, inpatient/outpatient co-occurring treatment, and permanent supportive housing for disabled and low-income individuals. In 2021, Stephen Center provided services to more than 1,200 men, women, and children and offered 209,061 meals to people experiencing homelessness, addiction, and poverty. Learn more at stephencenter.org or by calling (402) 731-0238.