(Alexandria, MN) -- Thrivent Financial in partnership with Samaritan’s Feet International will distribute new athletic shoes and socks to all 457 children at Woodland Elementary School (1410 S McKay Ave, Alexandria, MN) on Tuesday, November 12 from 7:30 AM - 12 PM. Children will receive a pair of new shoes and socks and have their feet washed by Thrivent members, Thrivent employees, and community volunteers.

This partnership will kick off one of Woodland Elementary School’s focus areas for 2019-20 to promote a ‘service to others’ mindset in their students. The school will focus on the skill of empathy and looking for ways to make a positive impact on others. After the shoe distribution, Woodland will gather as a school to debrief the feeling of being served and treated with respect and kindness. They will use that experience to challenge students to think about how they can provide an act of service to others.

This event was made possible by Thrivent Member Network - Northland Region. Earlier this year, they sponsored a distribution for over 300 students in Minot, ND and over 400 children in Grand Forks. So far this year, Thrivent and Thrivent Member Networks have served over 3,500 individuals with new shoes with Samaritan’s Feet.

Everyone is welcome to volunteer their time. If you are interested in volunteering go to http://bit.ly/alexandriasf to register.

 About Thrivent Financial

Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. As a membership organization, it offers its nearly 2.4 million member-owners a broad range of products, services and guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. For more information, visit Thrivent.com/why or email northlandtmn@thrivent.com

About Samaritan’s Feet International

Samaritan’s Feet is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization that serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities. Over 1.5 billion people are infected with diseases that are transmitted through contaminated soil (World Health Organization, 2017). The goal of Samaritan’s Feet is to create a world with zero shoeless children. Since its founding by Manny and Tracie Ohonme in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet and its partners have served more than 7 million people in 108 nations and over 395 U.S. cities. For more information about Samaritan’s Feet International, visit www.SamaritansFeet.org.


  • Occurred Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm