Bring the joy of warmth, join the Shoe Mission!

Bring the joy of warmth, join the Shoe Mission!

Join us and serve 5,000 children living in foster care and orphanages in Moldova and Transnistria. You will provide winter boots and the message of hope found in Jesus Christ.

Trip Dates: December 6-15, 2019

Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

Ground Cost: $1,175 (due November 1, 2019)

Estimated Airfare Cost: $1,300 (due October 15, 2019)

Can't go? You can provide a pair of boots and the chance to live with a family – the greatest gift an orphan can receive!




Watch this 30 sec video to see the joy a pair of warm boots gives to an orphan.

What to Expect

  • Schedule: Teams will work long days, sometimes from before sunrise until after sunset.
  • Weather: Highs of 39 degrees and lows of 20 degrees. There may be snow and ice.
  • Clothing: Clothing should be comfortable and layered to accommodate both inside and outside temperatures.


Please review CDC recommendations for specific information on vaccinations for travel to Moldova.

About the Shoe Mission

The first Shoe Mission took place in 1999, when a group of volunteers traveled to Moldova to serve children living in the country’s orphanages. The team witnessed frostbite on the orphans' hands and feet due to lack of proper winter gear. Since then, CERI has worked with volunteers to provide shoes, socks, gloves, hats, and scarves to children living in orphanages around the world.


Have a question? Contact us at or (210) 801-7000.

Already applied? Make your payment here.