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Mission Amarillo's

Shoe Closet

Shoe closet distributing new or practically new athletic type shoes to people of ages at all 5 school districts, as well as agencies, and ministries in the Amarillo-Canyon area.

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Loving & Equipping

Mission Amarillo's shoe closet provides free new athletic shoes to students in Amarillo, Bushland, Canyon, Highland Park, and River Road ISDs.

Some of the shoes we replace leave you amazed that they could worn by all. Since the shoe closet's inception in August of 2010, we have given away over 13,000 pairs of shoes!

If you, your business, church, or civic organization would like to help us provide shoes to those who need them, contact Jeff Parsons at jeff@missionamarillo.org. Businesses, churches, and civic organizations can request a shoe tree that comes with either 25 or 50 shoe cards complete with size and gender of shoes needed.  

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Title/Position

“...On cold, snowy days when children do not have proper shoes we always know there is someone to help those in need...”

Heather Bilbrey

Travis 6th Grade Campus Assistant Principal

“...On cold, snowy days when children do not have proper shoes we always know there is someone to help those in need...”

Heather Bilbrey

Travis 6th Grade Campus Assistant Principal

“...On cold, snowy days when children do not have proper shoes we always know there is someone to help those in need...”

Heather Bilbrey

Travis 6th Grade Campus Assistant Principal

“...On cold, snowy days when children do not have proper shoes we always know there is someone to help those in need...”

Heather Bilbrey

Travis 6th Grade Campus Assistant Principal

The shoe closet has been such a great resource for our students wearing shoes that are worn out and usually too big or too small for their feet. If you could see the benefit of this resource then you could see smiles for miles when a student leaves my office with a new pair of great fitting shoes! They smile wider and stand taller!

Stephanie Donnell

Counselor/Bushland Schools

The shoe closet has been such a blessing to my students! One of my kindergarteners was so excited to get new shoes that as soon as he put them on he ran to his classroom and announced to his teacher, "I got new shoes!"

Ginger Cannon

Counselor - Bivins Elementary

I have watched students cry when receiving their shoes. Some of the statements I have heard over the years are, "I never had a new pair of shoes", ``I always wanted a pair of Nike shoes, this is so awesome", "Do I get to keep these". then cry or hug sometimes both. We can't express enough thanks to Mission Amarillo or Mr. Parsons for lighting up a student's face for their kindness.

John Civis

Assistant Principal - North Heights Alternative School

What a new pair of shoes does to the confidence of a child is truly immeasurable. I have multiple stories about the changes I have seen in the students who have gotten a new pair of shoes, when the ones on their feet were falling apart and their peers were making fun of them daily. That all stops once they have a new pair of shoes on their feet!

Rachel Langston

Counselor - Mesa Verde

The greatest joy for me comes from bringing the student to my office to switch out their shoes. Our littles get so excited! They feel so special when they see them!

Lita Barraza

Counselor Willow Vista Early Education

Jeff Parsons

Executive Director

Jeff Parsons is the Founder and Executive Director of Mission Amarillo. Jeff and his wife Kathy have been married for 38 years and have three children and ten grandchildren. They both came to faith in Christ on December 28, 1986 and have been serving Jesus ever since.

Jeff worked in student ministry from 1987-2003, holding positions both as youth minister, college minister, and young adult minister. He served bi-vocationally, working as a network consultant for a computer firm in Amarillo from 1987-2001. He has served as the Executive Director of Mission Amarillo and its predecessor, Multi-housing Outreach since June of 2001.

He likes to spend his time working outside, hiking at Palo Duro Canyon, enjoying the mountains, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his grandchildren. He also leads a house church, Mercy Church, that meets in his home and is passionate about making disciples of those who wouldn’t usually go to church.

The Shoe Closet Team

Request Form.

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Run a shoe drive.

We always need help maintaining our inventory of shoes. You can either donate financially or you can collect shoes for us by requesting one of our shoe trees. Our shoe trees have 25-50 cards you can select that have a specific size and gender we need.