About Our Program

Jerry Hudgins started Sole Reason, in Topeka, Kansas, 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. We then give the sneakers to local children in need. Our sneakers are always given away and stay in our local communities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to use the local communities’ love, compassion and generosity to provide new sneakers to school-age children in need, throughout the year. Every child deserves to feel important. This is our way of helping them experience that feeling.

Donate today or contact us to set up a “new sneaker” drive.

Organizations who benefit from our service:

  • Boy’s & Girl’s Clubs of Topeka
  • Communities in Schools
  • YWCA
  • Local School Districts
  • Family Service and Guidance Center
  • Breakthrough House