We are collecting Unwanted New/Used Sneakers.

We know in these tough times money is tight for everyone. Help us continue our mission by cleaning out your closet instead of your wallet.

Footwear We Will ACCEPT

  • Sneakers

  • Tennis Shoes

  • Athletic Shoes (Basketball, Running, Hi-tops)

    (Now accepting Cleats as of 7/27/2021)

Footwear We Will Not ACCEPT

We kindly ask you to NOT send any non-athletic footwear including but not limited to boots, heels, sandals, and dress shoes of any kind.

Examples of Unaccepted Items

  • Stillettos or High Heels

  • Loafers or Dress Shoes

  • Slippers
  • Crocks
  • Work Boots
  • Mismatched Pairs

  • Single Shoes

  • Skates, or Roller Blades

By Popular Demand, The Soles For Souls Campaign Will Run As Long As There Is Community Interest

46 Pairs Donated So Far.



These shoes will be sent to be refurbished or recycled at a zero-waste processing facility, and our ministry receives a monetary value based on the condition of each pair. It also keeps them out of landfills which helps the environment.

Diakonos Independent Ministries of Maryland is a Non-Profit Religious Organization registered in the State of Maryland Dept# D20466785 and based in Abingdon, Maryland

(dee-ak-on-os) Greek = deacons, minister, servant, servants

Our Postal Address is:
2945 Emmorton Road Unit #452 Abingdon, Maryland 21009-9998

Phone: 443-203-8238 Fax: 410-670-5964 Email: info@dimom.org

Sanctioning Authority: Rev. S.D. Hofmeister – Senior Pastor / President

Press Release

Soles For Souls – Press Release


Soles For Souls Flyer

Drop-Off Location

Schedule Drop Off or Pickup

We don’t operate a physical “Church” facility or have a Public-Access Office at this time. We are accepting donation drop-offs

at Pastor Steve’s Home located at:

(Appointments Preferred)

2901 Preston Ln

Abingdon, Maryland 21009

We Kindly ask that “Unattended” Drop Off’s please be in sealed plastic bags and be left on the wood deck facing Valiant Drive.


Donation Receipts Available Upon Request

Live Too Far Away, but still want to help? No Problem.

Donors donating 5 or more pairs of footwear and live too far away for a pickup or drop-off appointment can request a “Mail-In” bag to be sent to them. Call Us at 443-203-8238 or email us at info@dimom.org to request your postage paid bags.