Free Shoes for All- MAM Shoe Giveaway

Memphis Athletic Ministries, known for building meaningful relationships with kids through sports, gifted kids with brand new kicks!

On Monday, April 4hth, MAM kids left school with a little more pep in their step.

Like usual, they were headed to the Memphis Athletic Ministries to engage in after-school programming. This time, however, they were receiving something extra special. 

MAM partnered with Samaritan’s Feet, Coca-cola, The City of Memphis, and Kroger, gifted 320+ “Hope Totes” to MAM kids. 

This “Hope Tote” was a backpack filled with new socks, new shoes, hygiene kits, snacks, and words of encouragement for the school year. 

MAM kids are amongst the 8.7 million around the world receiving Hope Totes from Samaritan’s Feet. MAM has previously worked with Samaritan’s Feet to provide shoes as the foundation for a healthy life. 

Even Memphis Mayor, Jim Strickland, stopped by to soak up the joy and hand out a Hope Tote of his own. 

“For these students and their families, we hope this is a practical gift that shows how much MAM and our community partners love and value them,” Brain McCurry, Chief Development Officer of MAM said. “There is so much untapped potential in every single student that we serve. We want to help unleash that potential in the relationship with God and their impact on our community.”  

Since 1998, Memphis Athletic Ministries has been serving the Memphis community and helping kids identify their purpose in the community.

Through eight locations in underserved areas of Memphis, MAM attracts participation through organized sports. These MAM kids participate in various programs and develop meaningful relationships with mentors. 

"We need to expand and open those doors to young people because they need something productive to do when they're not in school. Having MAM touch these kids in a productive way benefits them, their families, and the city."
Jim Strickland
Mayor of Memphis

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