DAT and Real Women in Trucking — an organization committed to helping women in the trucking industry, while promoting safety and training, and raising awareness of violence against women — are proud to support the mission of Samaritan’s Feet to deliver shoes to children in need around the world.
Desiree Wood, president of Real Women in Trucking, met Manny Ohonme, founder of Samaritan’s Feet, and learned about their mission to bring 10 million pairs of shoes to 10 million children worldwide in 10 years. Manny expressed their need for logistical help in moving loads of donated goods. As the number of shoes collected for kids has grown, so have the logistical challenges of transporting these shoes.
Desiree introduced DAT to Samaritan’s Feet in order to connect trucking companies with the organization, and DAT is helping connect trucking companies with Samaritan’s Feet by posting “Loads of Shoes for Charity” on DAT Load Boards. Samaritan’s Feet needs to move shoe donations, and they need help finding truckload and LTL carriers to move these shoes from donors around the country to their location in Charlotte, NC, and elsewhere.
How you can help: This is a charitable opportunity for trucking companies in the DAT Extended Network to volunteer to move truckloads of shoes to support Samaritan’s Feet and transform children’s lives.
DAT would like to recognize Carolina Logistics for moving the first load of donated shoes for Samaritan’s Feet. Thank you for your support!
If you would like to participate or want more information about this program, please contact Sarah Allen (800-547-5417 x4707 or [email protected]) or Bruce Bodman directly at Samaritan’s Feet (704-712-0003 or [email protected]).
About Samaritan’s Feet
Samaritan’s Feet is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love. There are an estimated 1.2 billion children who go without shoes every day and more than one million that die each year from foot borne diseases, and the goal of Samaritan’s Feet is to provide 10 million pairs of shoes for children in the next 10 years.
The organization was founded by Emmanuel “Manny” Ohonme, a native of Nigeria who received his first pair of shoes at age nine. Since the founding of Samaritan’s Feet in 2003, they, with their team of ambassadors and partners, have blessed more than five million children in more than 60 nations. For more information about Samaritan’s Feet International, visit www.samaritansfeet.org.