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Palmetto Trail Collecting Shoes for Oliver Gospel Mission

Updated: Nov 21, 2022


Contact: Mary Roe Interim Executive Director

From now until November 30, 2022, the Columbia office of the Palmetto Trail will be collecting gently used or new shoes and new socks for the Oliver Gospel Mission (OGM). With colder weather already on our doorsteps, now is the time to help those who need it most. Socks and shoes are the most requested needs of the homeless population here in Columbia. So, we ask that during this season of thankfulness, help another step out of homelessness. Send your walking shoes to help someone start a new journey. Boxes will be set up on the porch of the Palmetto Trail office at 722 King Street, Columbia, SC 29205.

“We are so grateful to partner with the Palmetto Trail in guiding those in desperate need this season toward transformation. These acts of kindness can be the “first step” to a new way of life, a new hope, and a promising future,”

said Travis McNeal, Executive Director, Oliver Gospel Mission.

"As an organization that provides walking/hiking/biking trails, we know the importance of keeping feet warm, dry, and protected for all overall health. We thank our contributors and other organizations who join us in supporting Oliver Gospel Mission during our December shoe drive,"

said Mary Roe, Executive Director, Palmetto Trails.

About Oliver Gospel Mission

Oliver Gospel Mission has been serving the Midlands community since 1888, making it the oldest rescue mission in the Southeast and 6th oldest in the United States. The Mission assists those in need in our community by providing food, shelter, clothing, chapel services, addiction recovery, and employment programs. To learn more about the Oliver Gospel Mission, visit

About The Palmetto Trail

The mission of The Palmetto Trail is to foster an appreciation for South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources, providing opportunities for active recreation on the Palmetto Trail and other trail systems that can be enjoyed by all in South Carolina, regardless of gender, race, creed, age, or ability. To learn more about the palmetto Trail, visit and on social media/PalmettoTrail, or call 803-771-0870.


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