Tenth Annual St. Matthew Turkey Trot is... Friday, Nov. 13th!

Help Others "Step" Closer To Jesus by Partnering with Soles4Souls
"Whatever you do for the least of these, you do unto Me."  Matthew 25:40
How often do you list shoes when you count your blessings? If I asked you to count how many pairs of shoes you own, how many could you count? For many of us, shoes are a common blessing that we tend to forget about. However, for those experiencing substantial financial need, new shoes are a luxury.
Shoes can help promote health and prevent disease, and allow employment and school opportunities, as well as provide avenues of transportation through walking.
Soles4Souls is a nonprofit organization that has distributed over 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and all 50 US states. Each pair of shoes that is distributed has the potential to make a difference in someone's life. As we have been focusing on the fact that "There is No Impossible with God" this school year, providing shoes to assist with this tremendous need is one avenue where we feel that the Lord can use us to help others.
On November 13th, our Student Council will host the 10th annual "Turkey Trot", entitled "Help Others Step Closer To Jesus". The proceeds from this student-led outreach event will be given to Soles4Souls, which is able to purchase one pair of shoes for every dollar that is donated.
Soles4Souls also takes donations of slightly used shoes.  As a result, our Student Council has set up a donation station outside each main entrance.  Please place any donated shoes inside the "turkey box" and fill out a paper "foot" for every pair of shoes that you donate with your child's name and grade. The Student Council will then make a path of feet around the school; it will be very exciting to see how far these feet will travel!  We are asking that all donated shoes are please turned in by December 8th so that we can get them to the Novi distribution center in time for Christmas.

So, let's help Soles4Souls stamp out poverty!  It's time to ask God to help us accomplish great things in His name!  To begin this process, students can start by collecting pledges! As a special bonus, anyone raising over $50 will receive a free T-shirt with this year's Turkey Trot logo that will be delivered afterwards. We are asking that students please bring their completed pledge sheets to school by Friday, November 13th.

We look forward to watching the Lord bless this effort as we work together to help others step closer to Jesus!
In His Love,
Mrs. Palka

Ready To Learn More?