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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 21st — May 4th, 2025

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

2025 Omaha Sign Up To Come

View our Day Without Shoes Video

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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.
  • Sole Impact Shoe Distribution Day at Stephen Center on 2723 Q Street. Experience the impact this campaign has as you help guests choose their new shoes.
    - 10:00 a.m. Check presentation.
    - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Shoe distribution.
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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.
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Promotional Materials

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

Day Without Shoes Logo

Cornhusker Bank Logo

 

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

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— Executive Director - Stephen Center

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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.

DAY WITHOUT SHOES EVENTS HAVE BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS

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 347,000 pairs of shoes and monetary donations totaling nearly $118,000!

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

 

2024 Collection Site Partners

Aviture/Decision Logic 8802 S 135, Ste 500 Omaha, NE
Beauty First Nebraska 16901 Wright Plaza, Ste 193 Omaha, NE
Beauty First Nebraska 13350 W Maple Rd Omaha, NE
Beauty First Nebraska 7815 Dodge St Omaha, NE
Charles E Lakin 235 Harmony St Council Bluffs, IA
Clarkson College 101 S 42nd St Omaha, NE
Cornhusker Bank 11102 Blondo St, Ste 102 Omaha, NE
Custom Blinds & Design 1105 S 180th St Omaha, NE
Dinkers 2368 S 29th St Omaha, NE
ECC 11501 Centennial Rd, Ste 100 La Vista, NE
Fiserv 6855 Pacific St Omaha, NE
Fiserv 7305 Pacific St Omaha, NE
Fiserv 7302 Pacific St Omaha, NE
Fiserv - Starwood 7007 N 97th Cir Omaha, NE
Joslyn Elementary 11220 Blondo St Omaha, NE
Midlands Pritning 10760 O St Omaha, NE
Nebraska Realty 17117 Burt St Omaha, NE
Nebraska Title Company 754 Gold Coast Rd, Ste 115 Papillion, NE
Nebraska Title Company 14680 West Dodge Rd Omaha, NE
Omaha Baseball Village 605 N 13th St Omaha, NE
Omaha Federal Credit Union 1409 Washington St Blair, NE
Omaha Federal Credit Union 1616 Capitol Ave, Rm 187 Omaha, NE
Omaha Federal Credit Union 3001 S. 82nd Ave Omaha, NE
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 2110 S 32nd Ave Omaha, NE
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 2124 S 32nd Ave Omaha, NE
Prchal Group 11102 Blondo St, Ste 100 Omaha, NE
Rochester Armored Car 3937 Leavenworth St Omaha, NE
SOHO Hair Academy 2600 S 9th St Council Bluffs, IA
South Haven Living Center 1400 Mark Dr Wahoo, NE
The Premier Advisory Group 11910 Stonegate Dr Omaha, NE
Trios Salon 3525 N 147th St Omaha, NE
UNICO Group 12120 Port Grace Blvd, Ste 102 La Vista, NE
Woods Aitken LLP 10250 Regency Cir, Ste 525 Omaha, NE
Yeck's Tire & Auto 203 Fort Crook Rd N Bellevue, NE
YMCA-Armbrust 5404 S 168th St Omaha, NE
YMCA-Buena Vista 5616 L St Omaha, NE
YMCA-Butler-Gast 3501 Ames Ave Omaha, NE
YMCA-Downtown 430 S 20th St Omaha NE
YMCA-Gretna Crossing 12358 S 208th Ave Gretna, NE
YMCA-Healthy Living Center 714 S Main St Council Bluffs, IA
YMCA-Maple Street 7502 Maple St Omaha, NE
YMCA-Mills County 110 Sivers Rd Glenwood, IA
YMCA-Sarpy Community 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 Pl, Ste A Bennington, NE

 

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