Help provide shoes for those who need them.

What is Day Without Shoes?

Day Without Shoes began to help raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a person's life. During a campaign held every April, the community is encouraged to donate their new or used shoes or make a cash donation to help every struggling family get a pair of shoes.

Stephen Center
Campaign Dates
Shoe Collection
April 22nd — May 3rd, 2024

Find out how you can support Stephen Center with this important drive.

2024 Omaha Sign Up

View our Day Without Shoes Video

Lincoln event photo
Involvement Options
  • No cost involved. Simply sign up as a collection site and have a receptacle delivered to your location.
  • Go shoeless to help raise awareness of this event.
  • Drop off new or used shoes at Cornhusker Bank or partner location. Free give-a-ways and refreshments at Cornhusker Bank at 111th & Blondo for those dropping off shoes throughout the day.
  • Sell paper “feet”, for a donation, at your organization during the shoe drive. We can provide you with the paper feet to offer your staff/customers. All donations for the “feet” will be presented to Stephen Center in Omaha at the end of the shoe drive.
Omaha event photo
Partnership Benefits

If you choose to have a collection receptacle in your organization, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Listed as a Collection Site Partner on our Cornhusker Bank website.
  • Cornhusker Bank social media – Share photos and videos with us of your shoe collections, why you collect shoes for this event, and what it means to you and your team. Posts will be shared on the Cornhusker Bank and Stephen Center's social media pages.
Promotional Materials

You're welcome to download and utilize these Day Without Shoes promotional pieces.

Day Without Shoes Logo

Cornhusker Bank Logo

Promotional Video

People’s City Mission Guest Testimony – Shoe Recipient


The foundation of getting them back on their feet is a good pair of shoes.


— Michael Wehling, Executive Director
- Stephen Center

Lincoln event photo
Start Collecting Shoes Now

This multipurpose, on the go bag can be used not only for shoe collection, but as a shopping bag, pool bag or gym bag. You can use it over and over again. The possibilities are endless.


In April of 2011, Cornhusker Bank and People’s City Mission partnered to shine a light on the impact of shoe insecurity in the Lincoln community with the first ever Day Without Shoes campaign. Over 200 businesses, churches, organizations and schools served as collection sites for individuals to donate their new and used shoes.

This annual campaign found such success, that in 2020 a partnership was created with Stephen Center to provide support to the Omaha community as well. Since its inception, members of Lincoln, Omaha and the surrounding communities have collected over 284,400 pairs of shoes and monetary donations totaling over $110,200!

For more Day Without Shoes information, please call
For questions on collection receptacle delivery and pickup, please contact Rex Younkin at Stephen Center
Special thanks to Two Men and a Truck for providing collection receptacles and delivery service.
Two Men and a Truck


2023 Collection Site Partners

Aviture and Decision Logic 8802 S 135th St, Ste 500 Omaha, NE
BHHS Ambassador Real Estate 331 Village Pointe Plaza Omaha, NE
Bobby Byars Foundation 6605 S 102nd St Omaha, NE
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Eating Disorders Program 1000 N 90th St, Ste 201 Omaha, NE
Collaborative Planning Group 111 N 181st St, Ste 202 Elkhorn, NE
Cornhusker Bank 11102 Blondo St, Ste 102 Omaha, NE
Dinkers Bar 2368 S 29th St Omaha, NE
ECC 2368 S 29th St Omaha, NE
Elite Glass Services 10711 Chandler Rd, Ste 100 La Vista, NE
Fiserv (Internal Collection Only) 7305 Pacific St Omaha, NE
Fiserv (Internal Collection Only) 7007 N 97th Cir Omaha, NE
Fiserv (Internal Collection Only) 7301 Pacific St Omaha, NE
Fiserv (Internal Collection Only) 7302 Pacific St Omaha, NE
Fiserv (Internal Collection Only) 805 Crown Point Omaha, NE
Fiserv (Internal Collection Only) 6855 Pacific St Omaha, NE
Godfather’s Pizza Corporate 2808 N 108th St Omaha, NE
Gross Catholic 7700 S 43 St Papillion, NE
Hayes & Associates, LLC 1015 N 98th Street, Ste 200 Omaha, NE
Jackson Group Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices 331 Village Point Plaza Omaha, NE
Joslyn Elementary School 11220 Blondo St Omaha, NE
Micki's Dance Studio 6839 Grover St Omaha, NE
Midlands Printing 10760 O St Omaha, NE
Midtown Laundry Inc. 3801 Leavenworth St Omaha, NE
Omaha Baseball Village 605 N. 13th St Omaha, NE
Our Lady of Lourdes Church 2110 S. 32nd Ave Omaha, NE
Our Lady of Lourdes School 2124 S. 32nd Ave Omaha, NE
Patriot Crane & Rigging 155 Ida St Omaha, NE
Patriot Crane & Rigging 505 Crown Pointe Ave Omaha, NE
Prchal Petersen Group 11102 Blondo St, Ste 100 Omaha, NE
RAC Corporate 3937 Leavenworth Omaha, NE
Richard Stacey, DDS Stacey Family Dental 1201 Betz Rd Bellevue, NE
Roncalli Catholic High School 6401 Sorensen Parkway Omaha, NE
Scheels 17202 Davenport St Omaha, NE
SOHO Hair Academy 2600 S 9th St Council Bluffs, IA
The Premier Advisory Group 11605 Miracle Hills Dr, Ste 205 Omaha, NE
Trios Salon 3525 N 147th St Omaha, NE
ViewPointe Vision 9412 Giles Rd, Ste 102 La Vista, NE
ViewPointe Vision 304 N 179th St, Ste 203 Omaha, NE
Woods Aitken LLP 10250 Regency Cir, Ste 525 Omaha, NE
XOXO Salon 15514 Spaulding Plaza, Ste D7 Omaha, NE
YMCA - Armbrust 5404 S 168th St Omaha, NE
YMCA Express - Buena Vista 5616 L St, Ste A Omaha, NE
YMCA - Butler-Gast 3501 Ames Ave Omaha, NE
YMCA - Charles E. Lakin 235 Harmony St Council Bluffs, IA
YMCA - Downtown 430 S 20th St Omaha, NE
YMCA - Maple St 7502 Maple St Omaha, NE
YMCA - Mills County 110 Sivers Rd Glenwood,IA
YMCA - Sarpy County 1111 E 1st St Papillion, NE
YMCA - Southwest 13010 Atwood Ave Omaha, NE
YMCA - Twin Rivers 6100 Twin Rivers Cir Valley, NE
YMCA - Westview 15800 Summit Place, Ste A Bennington, NE
YMCA Healthy Living Center 714 S Main St Council Bluffs, IA


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