Ministry Collects Sneakers To Help Recover From COVID19 Restrictions and Aid The Environment



Diakonos Independent Ministries of Maryland is holding an athletic shoe drive fundraiser, which will continue indefinitely to raise money for Post COVID19 Program Development and Expenses.  DIMOM will earn funds based on the total quantity of gently worn, used, and new sneakers collected. GotSneakers, a social enterprise, will issue funds in compensation for the collected sneakers. Those funds will benefit the ministry’s continued growth and longevity.  Anyone can help by simply donating gently worn, used, and new sneakers.

GotSneakers has developed a unique fundraising program that asks communities to reach into their closets, not their pockets! The sneaker recycling program helps keeps sneakers out of landfills, which has harmful effects on our environment, and helps organizations like ours raise much-needed funds. The program is truly a win-win! Learn more about GotSneakers by visiting their website at In addition, you can learn more about DIMOM’s fundraiser by visiting

“I was very excited when a member of our Trustee Board brought this amazing fundraising program to my attention,” said Pastor Steve Hofmeister, Senior Pastor and President of Diakonos Independent Ministries of Maryland.

“We know that most people have extra sneakers in their closets they have forgotten about or would like to donate rather than throw away. By doing so, we raise money to sustain and grow our ministry which has struggled to stay alive over this last year and helps the environment. It’s a win-win for everyone!”

About Diakonos Independent Ministries of Maryland

Our mission is to minister God’s Word to the Community in the Community. To bring the “Church” to the people in the environment, they are accustomed to and adapt it to fit their needs without compromising God’s Word or Christian Doctrine. To assist Communities and Churches in Spreading the Word of God by all possible means.

Rev. Steven D. Hofmeister, Founder, Senior Pastor, and President
Diakonos Independent Ministries of Maryland (DIMOM)
Office: 443-203-8238 Ext. 1002

Diakonos Independent Ministries of Maryland is a Not For Profit, Non-Denominational Christian Ministry that offers worship, study, and community support activities outside of the common church venue. We also provide Matrimonial, Funeral, Baptism, & Blessing services. More information is available at

Donations are Tax-Deductible


Rev. Steven D. Hofmeister
Senior Pastor & Founder
443-203-8238 Ext. 1002