OCC Shoe Drive – Beth Lu

August 12, 2013

Have you ever dreamed of fitting shoes on children’s sweaty, dirty feet? No? Yea, me either, but we had a great time doing just that at  Orlando Children’s Church (OCC) on Saturday.

Orangewood generously gave hundreds of pairs of shoes for the OCC annual shoe drive. Volunteers were placed in one of  three different rooms where shoes were sorted by size. We had so many shoes in the room I was in, that we were able to let them pick out 2 pairs each! We had some kids come in that were shy and might say they were “just looking” and before you knew it, they were trying on a pair.

I wish you could see the looks on so many faces when they found that special pair of shoes and they fit! They were SO excited! 

I think what surprised me most was how many kids wanted to get shoes for their siblings or mom at home even before they picked out anything for themselves. We got lots of hugs and thank you’s which made it all worth it. Working with other friends from Orangewood was also an added bonus!

Rebecca and Joe Robinson (Joe is a deacon at Orangewood) are at OCC every Saturday pouring into the lives of children who are bused in from the most poverty stricken areas of Orange and Seminole counties.

They always need help with everything from playing with the kids, serving breakfast, or setting and cleaning up. If you have a child who needs a service hours, a family that would like to give your time or you just want to serve the Lord through this sweet ministry, come by anytime!


Editors Note: You can serve any Saturday from 9:00am to noon, just contact Rebecca at rebecca@orlandochildrenschurch.org for more information.