The boots are perfectly functional and beautifully made, but had been finished incorrectly, and would show wear sooner than a customer would prefer. Mickey felt like it wouldn’t be right to sell them, but he also needed to get them out of his warehouse.
Donations like Mickey’s can make a huge impact on the number of children Buckner is able to serve. Shoes are a primary outreach tool that enables Buckner staff to explain services available to entire families, especially through the Buckner Family Hope Center programs located in communities around the world.
These boots will be a wonderful way to show God’s love and care to children who desperately need to know they are not forgotten. We’ve seen over and over again how one pair of shoes can lead to children and their families receiving essentials services and life-changing tools to lift themselves out of a difficult situation.