Past Events

Hays Cares Shoes of Hope 2020

Our Annual Turkey Giveaway

Each year, Hays Cares provides the county residents with a turkey and all the fixings for a hearty Thanksgiving Day meal.  Our Turkey giveaway is powered by donations from private donations and our gracious community partners.

2019 Shoe Giveaway

Hay’s Cares partnered with Samaritan’s Feet, a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2003 by Manny Ohonme, who received his first pair of shoes from a missionary when as a child in Nigeria. Those shoes allowed him to learn and play basketball, ultimately earning him a sports scholarship in the United States. A simple pair of shoes and the kindness shared by this “Good Samaritan” changed the course of Manny’s life.

The mission of Samaritan’s Feet is to bring that same message of hope and love to people of all ages in the United States and around the world.  Each year, we host a community event to serve over 100 students with a new pair of shoes and a pair of socks to kick off the new school year. At the event, volunteers spend time with shoe recipient by washing their feet, placing a new pair of socks and athletic shoes on each student’s feet while offering encouragement and hope

Our goal is to bring kindness and hope to the children and families of our community. We hope we can count on you for support!