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 take place April 24 through May 6.
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,” noted Michael Wehling, Stephen Center CEO.
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 three years of hosting this event in Omaha, Cornhusker Bank’s Omaha location and numerous business partners collected over 5,000 pairs of shoes and $750 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, www.cornhuskerbank.com/Day-Without-Shoes-omaha.
Located in South Omaha, Stephen Center serves the homeless, addicted and those with mental health challenges. Learn more at stephencenter.org.