About Buckner International:

Buckner International is a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of orphans, vulnerable children, families and senior adults in the United States and internationally. Founded in 1879 in Dallas, Texas, today Buckner serves people through a variety of programs designed to protect children and build strong families. These programs include foster care and adoption, family transition programs, community-based family preservation programs and retirement services for senior adults. Buckner also provides humanitarian aid and crisis relief to poverty-stricken children and families. Learn more and get involved at Buckner.org.


About Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls:

Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®, the largest humanitarian aid project of Buckner International, provides new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and throughout the world. Since 1999, Buckner Shoes has collected and distributed nearly 4 million pairs of new shoes, serving children in more than 80 countries. Thirty percent of the shoes benefit children living in the U.S. For more information about organizing a shoe drive and volunteer opportunities, call toll-free

1-866-774-SHOE or visit Buckner.org/Shoes.


Through Family Hope Centers, Buckner professional social workers come alongside struggling families to equip and empower them to reach their goals and end cycles of poverty and abuse. But, there’s a gap.  Many of the men and women are gifted artisans, but have no way of accessing customers outside of their community, limiting their opportunity to earn enough to thrive.  27&Oak connects these artisans to people like you who want to make a difference with their purchases. When you buy a handmade item, you are providing critical income for a family.  You are helping with food and clothing.  You are providing the funds for educating a child. You are providing life giving social services.