About Us

About Our Foundation

Jerry Hudgins started our foundation, Sole Reason, in Topeka, KS, in response to Pope Francis’s call for “The Year of Mercy.” We are a non-profit 501c3 company that specializes in the collection and distribution of new sneakers that are freely donated to local children in need. Our sneakers are always given away, and the sneakers will always stay in our local communities.

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Our Mission

Our goal is to use the local communities’ love, compassion and generosity to provide new sneakers to the many school-age children throughout the year who are in great need. Every child needs to feel important and have their self-esteem built up. This is our way of helping them achieve that.

Donate today! Allow us to do a new sneaker donation drive at your business.

Organizations who benefit from what we do:

  • Boy’s & Girl’s Clubs of Topeka
  • Communities in Schools
  • YWCA
  • Local School Districts
  • Family Service and Guidance Center
  • Breakthrough House
  • … and any child needing new sneakers!