Thank You For Supporting Our 2020 Back to School Shoe Giveaway!


This program is so much more than just providing shoes for children. It is about allowing them to have the same confidence and dignity that all students should have going back to school. That confidence spills over to their performance at school, increases the probability of staying in school which will eventually affect their community impact as an adult. New shoes, not only helps them emotionally but physically as their feet grow, properly fitted shoes are essential to healthy feet. Many of the children come back the next year wearing the shoes we gave them a year ago. Not only did the children receive new shoes, they also went home with new socks and undergarments to start off their school year. Thank you to each one of you who helped put these smiles on their faces by supporting this event in so many ways. We appreciate each one of you!

If you would like help support this event, monetary donations are still being accepted. Please fill out the form below. Thank you!

Looking for a current needs list?

We are now taking donations at the main campus ONLY.  We will make sure that the women’s shelters get the donations directed to them but need to limit the traffic at those locations.  When you are dropping off donations, please ring the doorbell by the front door (door is locked) and a staff member will meet you.  We will be updating our current needs list weekly.  If you have any questions please contact us! THANK YOU!!!

We are screening all that are in the mission, quarantining all that have symptoms and we are following recommended sanitation and CDC prevention; therefore,

The Howard County Board of Health approves that we continue to offer:

Grab and Go meals are available seven days a week in our parking lot

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Grocery Bag Assistance, the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month

10:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

(Photo ID required, one bag per household per week)

The Kokomo Rescue Mission is dedicated to the safety and provision of homeless in North Central Indiana and desires to communicate well with the community.

Van C. Taylor, Executive Director

Kokomo Rescue Mission

Our Programs

Kokomo Rescue Mission has programs for men, women, and children. We work compassionately with our guests to meet their short- and long-term needs—physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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Your Role

As someone who cares about our neighbors struggling with homelessness, you may want to help address the problem. You can do that by:

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A Personal Message

Mike Fox, president of our board of directors, says that “restoring lives can begin with a single meal,” and that our success can only be measured in intangibles. Read his short message, and consider your own part in this process.

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