Cornhusker Bank’s One Day Without Shoes to Benefit Stephen Center, Needy Residents
Clean out your closets and find gently used shoes! It’s time for One Day Without Shoes, Cornhusker Bank’s annual shoe collection drive to benefit Stephen Center (stephencenter.org). The collection drive will run through May 8. 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.
“The look on the faces of our clients when we provide them with shoes is priceless, providing them with joy they may not have felt in a very long time,” said Stephen Center Shelter Director Lori Koch.
Cornhusker Bank started One Day Without Shoes in 2011 to benefit the Lincoln community. In 2020, the event expanded to Omaha, and a partnership was formed with the Stephen Center. The drive in September 2020 collected more than 2,000 pairs of shoes and $350 in monetary donations. All shoes and 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 the two-week campaign. A complete list of collection sites can be found at 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 2020, Stephen Center provided services to 1,278 men, women, and children and served more than 200,000 meals to people experiencing homelessness, addiction, and poverty. For more information, visit stephencenter.org or call (402) 715-5442.