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Changing Footprints

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
Two boys making a difference
Shoe collection at the Mini

Retirement is a blessing, but you thought it would be more fun. More FULFILLING. Maybe even a bit more social.

You spent a lifetime preparing for this time, but you aren't completely prepared for it. You have lots of skills, but where can you use them? You don't want to climb back on the job-gerbil wheel, but you do miss the feeling of accomplishment. And while there were folks at work or home that you don't miss, it was nice to have friends and acquaintances to talk to. Now ... you can always watch TV, or go for a walk, but that's not enough.

Well.... you COULD spend 1-3 PM Thursdays in a special group of people just like you: people who want to give back, sit or stand around in a social atmosphere, and sort shoes that will be given away to those in need. Some of that group is also there to figure out retirement. Not finances, not health care, but more importantly, to talk about what they might enjoy doing to give back. Maybe it will be within our organization: Maybe it will be preparing meals at the Ronald McDonald house for visiting familes. Maybe it will be playing chess at a local chess club, or volunteering at the Penrod Art Festival. You'll talk about a long list of opportunities and see which ones make your blood pump a little faster. You'll chat about what hobbies you had when you were young, but lost track of. And you'll be doing something worthwhile from 1 PM - 3 PM on Thursdays (if you happen to be free that week), preparing shoes for the homeless, the abused, the children, the job seekers, while you talk with new friends.

No need to RSVP; you can come anytime between 1 PM and 3 PM and leave anytime. You can sit or stand while you're sorting, or help work on some more mental, strategic tasks. In short, it's what retirement should feel like: optional, flexible and worthwhile. Call me if none of this makes any sense! Bob Broughton 317-727-4186

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About Changing Footprints


9302 N. Meridian, Locations in Rushville, Indianapolis, Greenfield, And Greenwood, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46268, US

Mission Statement

Changing Footprints realizes the great need for shoes around the world as protection from diseases and a gateway to education. Because of that need we collect new and gently used shoes for distribution to homeless, disaster-stricken, or underprivileged people locally, nationally, and internationally regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity.


Changing Footprints collects used shoes from a variety of sources: collection bins at shoe stores and churches, shoe drives by schools, churches, civic and governmental agencies, and donations of customer returns by shoe companies. We sort, classify by type, and quality check, and then provide the right type of shoes at no charge to agencies, individuals, and organizations who put them on the feet of those in need. We are a 100% volunteer organization with no paid staff and provide 15,000 pair of shoes per year to those in need, locally, in the US, and to international destinations. This diverts shoes otherwise destined for landfills to a important cause, educates our youth that they can make a personal difference, helps those in need, as well as those that volunteer their time, effort, and ideas. We are a flat organization that supports any volunteer with an idea they would like to try - in the words of our youth, "it's all good".

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


10291 North Meridian StreetBasement Room AIndianapolis, IN 46290



  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Executive Admin
  • Customer Service
  • Program Management
  • Analytics


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • come as many times or as few times per month as you wish. Thursdays 1 pm - 3 pm. Other days available if that time doesn't work.

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