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Samaritan's Feet and Doing His Work First Announce Partnership to Provide Shoes and Hope for Deserving Children.

Charlotte, NC, May 31, 2012 --( Samaritan's Feet and Doing His Work First are joining forces to foster their shared mission to provide new shoes and encouragement for children and families who need it most.

Doing His Work First is a national online retailer of women and children's FUMS (Forever Uttering the Message of Salvation), shoes with interchangeable “uppers” which can be easily removed from the soles and switched out for other upper styles with a quick zip of the zipper.

For each pair of FUMS shoes sold, Doing His Work First will donate the cost of one pair of Samaritan's Feet shoes, eventually sponsoring distributions for groups of children. Samaritan's Feet will in turn be able to provide more shoes for deserving children at shoe distribution and foot washing events.

“We are profoundly grateful to partner with Doing His Work First for this exciting project that will serve those in need in our broader community,” said Manny Ohonme, founder and CEO of Samaritan's Feet. “We are looking forward to a successful partnership as we mutually strive to provide a reminder of hope through the physical protection of shoes and the encouragement of one on one foot washings.”

Mitch Miller, founder of Doing His Work First adds, “I am unbelievably humbled at the opportunity to partner with such an amazing organization like Samaritan's Feet. Manny Ohonme's excitement for doing God's work through this incredible ministry is unparalleled to anything I've ever seen in anyone before. From the minute we began discussions about a partnership I knew this was a relationship orchestrated by God. Everyone at Samaritan's Feet has a servant's heart that is both inspiring and contagious! Collectively our organizations are focused on making an impact in the lives of as many impoverished children as possible. Through the servant-leadership displayed by the washing of feet before fitting these children with their new pair of shoes, I believe the impact possibilities are limitless. We also know that the shoe distribution event volunteers' lives will be changed for the better can they not be! Impacting lives for Christ and leaving a legacy beyond our lifespan on this earth is what it is all about and this partnership is uniquely poised to do just that! Please become part of our movement and see what Christ does with your faithfulness!”

FUMS shoes are available online at Women's shoes are available now and children's shoes will be available on or around June 11th.

Samaritan's Feet

Samaritan's Feet is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes. There are an estimated 300 million children who go without shoes every day and more than 1 million that die each year from foot borne disease. Their goal is to provide 10 million pairs of shoes for children in the next 10 years, and since 2003 Samaritan's Feet and their ambassadors have blessed an estimated 3.5 million children in over 62 nations.

Manny and Tracie Ohonme started Samaritan's Feet in 2003. Manny received his first pair of shoes at the age of nine from a missionary. Those shoes allowed him to learn and play the game of basketball, which ultimately earned him a scholarship to the University of North Dakota (Lake Region). Manny went on to receive his bachelor's and master's degrees and pursued a successful career in supply chain software industries. A simple pair of shoes and the kindness and compassion shared by this missionary changed the course of Manny's life.

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Doing His Work First / FUMS

Doing His Work First is a faith-based, for-profit shoe company whose ultimate mission is to spread the love of Christ and be an impetus for inspiring positive change in the lives of everyone they come into contact with. For every set of FUMS shoes purchased they will give a pair of shoes to a child in need somewhere in the United States, PAIR for PAIR[TM]. They see the giveaway shoes as a vehicle to open up conversational opportunities that allow them to tell these children things like - how very special they are, how important it is to dream big and how much they are loved. The washing of feet prior to fitting them with a new pair of shoes gives them those conversational opportunities. It is their greatest hope that the shoes the children receive could be just the thing that alters the course of their lives in a huge way. For those who buy FUMS shoes, they hope the FUMS shoes they purchase set them on a course to do many more good things for others. Mitch and Lisa Miller founded Doing His Work First in 2010.

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