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Missions in Motion International Ministries

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, International, International Development, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Helping YOU make a POSITIVE IMPACT, both SPIRITUALLY and PHYSICALLY, across the street and around the world! Our programs are built around H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel)

Results: We have been making a POSITIVE IMPACT to citizens throughout the United States, as well as the Cayman Islands, Belize, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, and Chile. We have participated in and have organized, planned, and executed numerous mission trips, as well as disaster relief trips. We have had the honor of empowering, encouraging, and impacting orphans, children who have been rescued from sex trafficking, families with children who have special needs, the homeless and low income, and shut-ins. We have also assisted with the collection and delivery of school supplies, water filters, medical supplies and equipment to developing countries. We have collected and shipped almost a quarter million pairs of shoes that were redistributed through microenterprise partners and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain, and grow an enterprise to feed, clothe, and house their families.

Target demographics: make a POSITIVE IMPACT

Direct beneficiaries per year: 60,000 people around the world

Geographic areas served: the USA and internationally

Programs: Shoes for H.O.P.E. program: working with partners in developing nations to help impoverished people start, maintain, and grow an enterprise to feed, clothe, and house their families. A Day of H.O.P.E. Homeless and Low Income Outreach: Empowering, encouraging, and impacting the homeless and low income. Angel Feet: Serving CHILDREN in disaster stricken areas, USA poverty stricken areas, and third world countries by providing NEW socks and NEW tennis shoes. Night of H.O.P.E. program: is a local mission opportunity held in the evening to Help Other People Excel, spiritually and physically. Mission trips and disaster relief efforts: across the street and around the world. Positive Impact Weekend: Random acts of kindness and partnering with local organizations to help those in need.

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our business, Buckeye Running Company, has partnered with Missions in Motions for years with their Shoes for HOPE program (helping other people excel). We have gladly provided thousands of shoes for their charity. They are nothing but great people with a great mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our local Kiwanis Club has worked with Missions in Motions and their Shoes for H.O.P.E. program for more than 5 years. We collect shoes from all around the community and send them to 3rd world countries for people who literally have no shoes to wear. This helps to prevent disease that can be acquired through the feet. This also helps to establish some micro enterprises that help people to improve their lives. The staff from Missions in Motions have always been extremely helpful in providing the materials we need and in arranging for transport of the shoes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I sat on a review committee for the company I work at. We were identifying charities/opportunities for our company to participate in. The founders came in and there was something different about them. They gave a flawless and moving presentation and I decided spot on that if the company did not support them in some fashion, that I would personally.

The company managers volunteered for a session to prepare toiletry bags for The-Day-Of-Hope. I went and participated in a shoe packing session that was a lot of fun. You could feel the love and devotion to their mission.

I am looking forward to when I can be more hands on with the ministry.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Missions in Motion is a ministry with a true heart for God's will and Christ's teachings. There is emphasis on both across-the-street and around-the-world ministry and service, so there are people of all walks of life being impacted by Christ's light shown through Missions in Motion.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dan and Cathy lead Missions in Motions with great drive and passion! You can tell that the interest in people and meeting even the most basic of needs to genuine from the whole MIM crew!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our organization has been working with Missions in Motion International Ministries for 6 years. We have collected shoes for the Shoes for H.O.P.E. program for one month each year to ship to third world countries. We have collected approximately 5000 pair of shoes each year. This hopefully helps to support micro-enterprises in these countries that helps people to be self-sustaining. It also provides shoes for thousands of citizens that have no shoes to wear. Wearing shoes can help to prevent diseases caused by soil transmitted parasitic infections. It has been an excellent service program for our Kiwanis Club.
We have had tremendous support from Missions in Motions Industries to help us be successful each year. They provide the materials we need to prepare the shoes for shipping. They also coordinate the pick-up and shipping of the shoes. We feel blessed to work with them and to provide shoes and hopefully improved health to those less fortunate than we are.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Missions in Motion is an outstanding nonprofit comprised of dedicated and faith filled volunteers. One of the organization's most dynamic efforts has been in homeless outreach in the city of Hamilton, Ohio. Missions in Motion spearheads a large group of other nonprofits and businesses to provide a day of support for the homeless and low-income people of the area. Included in that support has been food, clothing, hygiene products and even haircuts. In addition to meeting basic needs, Missions in Motion offers spiritual support for those who are struggling.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was involved in the "A Day of H.O.P.E. Homeless and Low Income Outreach" event in Hamilton, Ohio on 9/14/2019 with a group from my church. We heard testimonies from homeless people the program helped from past events. There was free food and water and deserts and activities, and free packages handed out to the homeless with various necessities. To me the main part of it was the booths for the programs available to the homeless to help them find jobs, food, housing and hope. I enjoyed the event from setup to tear down and look forward to participating in the next local event. Thank you to Cathy Shupe, CEO of Missions In Motion International Ministries for sponsoring and inviting us to this event.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been most impressed by the family who runs this nonprofit. The founder's heart is duly equipped because her childhood background was rocky; her heart for God certainly shines through too. But Cathy is also very organized, very detailed, and very calm in the midst of pulling together disparate volunteer groups and myriad outreaches, all happening at the same time. I'm referring especially to the Day of Hope, but there are other aspects to this ministry as well. I'm happy to have connected with such a great hands-on ministry.

5 Mark S.15

Donor

Rating: 5

I have worked with Cathy and her team at Missions in Motion on several projects over the last few years. I appreciate there heart for others that are in need. We have partnered with them on a event called A DAY OF HOPE and it proved to be very positive as they brought together many groups and organizations to help provide resources to the homeless and low income families in the community. Cathy always has a smile on her face and her energy is so uplifting to all those involved. I look forward in working with them on their next event for 2021.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are warm and welcoming. It was a very positive experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are a small homeschool group in Va. We love for our families to be involved in community projects that allow families to work together, thus increasing the bond of the family unit and also encouraging people around the world. The shoe collection for those in need of shoes was a perfect fit for our group. The people who donated the shoes also made comments about the joy they had in being able to help others. God always works this way! We appreciate the integrity of the workers at Shoes for H.O.P.E. They kept us informed and helped us tremendously in being able to accomplish this goal of collecting over 2,500 pairs of shoes. We thought this would be a goal that we would have difficulty doing in our small group but the workers at Shoes for H.O.P.E. showed us how and supported our efforts in completing this wonderful project! We highly recommend this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

While on a mission trip in 2017, I had the pleasure of meeting the people from Missions In Motion International Ministries. During our times of conversation, they shared about their programs and the impact this has had in many countries.
In January 2019 I had the privilege of taking part in their Angel Feet Program while in Honduras. There we were washing the feet of children, putting on new socks and shoes that were donated especially for the Angel Feet Program. The smiles on the children's faces and their hugs provided a steady stream of tears flowing down my face. As a 75 year old great grandmother the experience of being part of a mission to show love to others in a personal way still brings tears to my eyes. Missions In Motion is an organization that truly makes a positive impact, both spiritually and physically, across the street and around the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of helping lead our church in the collection of shoes for the SHOES For HOPE program . We reached out to other churches and schools in our community to collect shoes and make a difference in the lives of people around the world. Cathy Shupe was a great resource to our church and very pleasant to work with. Her enthusiasm for missions is contagious!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a group with a huge heart for God. They are relentless in their desire to share the Gospel. It drives everything they do. I am blessed to know Cathy and Dan. They inspire me!

3 Jim K.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Missions in Motion has supported our non-profit for about 6 years, providing volunteers to help in our warehouse, on a regular basis, and in emergency/crisis times. They have been an immeasurable asset to us, bringing large teams to allow us to tackle big projects that would often be left undone because of the lack of resources. In one case, they brought 20+ people to work long hours to prepare a cargo container shipment to a developing country that was in great need due to economic and environmental disaster. I have found their leadership to be devoted, focused, and full of integrity and have thoroughly enjoyed our partnership.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first met Cathy Shupe at a Kiwanis Meeting in West Chester, Ohio. She talked about the “Shoes For H.O.P.E.” program in making a positive impact by the collection of new and gently used shoes for people who don’t have shoes. I learned this is a way of preventing serious disease, especially for kids walking to school. We collected a lot of shoes that day which I helped load into her pick-up truck. I was impressed with the sincerity of her presentation and the practical ways of making a difference. Her methods were leveraging. She reminded me of some of the methods used by Mother Teresa, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

I am one of the sponsors of Missions In Motion annual homeless outreach program called “A Day of H.O.P.E.” to benefit the homeless and low-income community in Hamilton, Ohio. On Saturday, September 14th the organization will celebrate their 5th year, attracting more than 150 volunteers, providing meals, haircuts, health screening, hygiene kits, clothes and makeovers. The event is growing year-over-year, helping to restore and build dignity, benefitting children, families and individuals experiencing or facing homelessness. Also, if you participate, you will feel great, connected to humanity and our community of Hamilton, Ohio, providing hope.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I work part time at a running shoe store where Missions in Motion has a collection point. It has been such a blessing to see my customers get excited when they find out their used shoes can be used as a blessing to others. I cannot tell you how many times people have left our store only to come back a short time later with bags of shoes because they want to participate in this great ministry. I have gotten to see this non profit grow over the last 3+ years because of the hard work and service mind set of Missions in Motion.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a community volunteer for “Missions in Motion” for the last 2 years. I have assisted with their local community event to provide dinner and hope to homeless and low-income residents of Butler County, Ohio. With their help, meals, hair-cuts, school supplies and clothing were provided to over 200 residents. They also collect thousands of shoes and deliver them to third world countries such as Honduras and Mexico. It is inspiring to be a part of such a caring organization. They share the gospel and provide inspiration to all those who meet them. As a leader of a local human service organization, it has been one of the most inspirational experiences of my career.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is truly inspiring to volunteer with the Shupes at Mission in Motion. They have the biggest hearts, unstoppable drive and motivation, and a deep love for Jesus. I am blessed to have met them. Missions in Motion International Ministries is a truly amazing non-profit, that touches lives here and over seas.

4 Lisa G.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Missions In Motion is such a beautiful and well run organization. This is our third year participating in The Day Of Hope event in Hamilton and our team looks forward to it every year. Cathy Shupe and her team are so professional and caring!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I helped Missions in Motion collect shoes and socks for their recent trip to Honduras to distribute them. We are so blessed to live here in the US where simple things like shoes are so abundant. The cool thing the folks who went to Honduras to distribute the shoes did to the recipients prior to giving someone a pair of shoes and socks was to wash their feet, much like Jesus did. They are true servants of God!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Missions in Motion for a few years.
We help with the shoe project sorting and bundling.
I have cut hair at the Day of Hope outreach for the last 4 years.
It always blesses me.
I love the heart of all the team to just show people Jesus and that they are loved!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really enjoy volunteering for Missions In Motion's SHOES for H.O.P.E program because I get an opportunity to help other people in foreign countries have a better quality of life with gently used or new shoes. It's really awesome to be involved with an organization that makes such a difference for others who need shoes. Before volunteering sorting and bagging shoes for the Shoes for H.O.P.E program, I didn't realize how many people were going without shoes and how great the need is. It's been such a blessing to help serve in such a caring organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a part of Missions In Motion International Ministries since 2012. I have really enjoyed being a part of this organization. Missions in Motion does a lot to support International ministries and local ministries too. The organization is about being the hands and feet of Christ and helping those in need so they can see and feel the love of Christ.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

God has allowed me to be involved with this awesome organization and I'm so thankful for that. 2 things that sets Missions in Motions apart from other organizations is their integrity & the fact that family's with really little children can do things with them. Those 2 things are something you don't find everyday in an organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Missions in Motion has such a sweet heart for the people in our community. They've committed their days to help and think of others before themselves. We are privileged to partner with them by collecting shoes and helping with events like "A Day of H.O.P.E." They are making a difference. (:

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been privileged to serve with Missions in Motion International Ministries (MIM) programs such as "Shoes for H.O.P.E." and "Day of H.O.P.E." The shoe program helps conserve resources and serves the underprivileged in Haiti, who are now able to protect their feet through shoe donations here in the U.S.

The "Day of H.O.P.E." truly helps brighten the lives of low income and homeless in the greater Hamilton, OH area by providing food, haircuts, health screenings, and many other valuable resources for them. It was exciting to be a part of a celebration for these people groups. Helping people understand that they are significant through the "Day of H.O.P.E." is a critical component of lifting them out of their circumstances. Along with caring for people, it was good to see that MIM is caring for the earth through recycling at the "Day of H.O.P.E." event.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an awesome ministry that do some amazing things and help so many people

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love that Missions In Motion gives so much time, energy and love to the communities they reach out to. They have a spirit of excellence in everything they do and it translates well.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was able to work with some of the staff and leaders of Missions in Motion when they served with Samaritan's Purse, rebuilding homes in central Arkansas. As the construction supervisor for the site, they were a joy and blessing to work with. They lifted my spirit and brought encouragement and blessing to the entire team that week. They served with excellence and were a determining factor in earning the "best finished home" tagline.

I would encourage anyone to work with Missions in Motion as they seek to share the hope and joy found only in Jesus Christ!

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Donor

Rating: 5

West Chester Academy has absolutely loved partnering with Missions in Motion to be a shoe drop off location for Shoes for H.O.P.E. What began as a single, month long shoe drive at our location, has grown into a permanent shoe drop spot for our families and the greater West Chester community. We love supporting this wonderful organization, and appreciate the opportunity to serve our local and international communities through Mission In Motion's meaningful, impactful work. Thank you for all your are doing, and for inviting us to be part of your outreach!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Serving as a board member for Missions In Motion International Ministries has opened my eyes to the needs around the world, and in different cities within the United States. It has even opened my eyes to the needs in our own communities. This is the reason why I serve in the organization it allows me to help so many people in many different parts of the world. I have always wanted to do missions work in other countries, Missions In Motion International Ministries has made is possible for me do just that as well.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Missions In Motion is an amazing group of people that help those in need of assistance.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Before my affiliation with Missions In Motion, I very rarely participated in any kind of missions work or outreach because it seemed too difficult and out of reach. After all, missions work is something trained, educated, and adventurous people go do, right? I wasn’t qualified like a trained missionary working in a foreign mission field. However, as a follower of Jesus Christ, missions is exactly what I’m called to do. This is where being a part of Missions In Motion has been such a blessing and eye opening experience for me personally. The organization helped me to put my faith into action and get involved in local, domestic, and international short term mission work and disaster relief. It has been greatly rewarding in terms of not only reaching others for Jesus Christ and making a positive impact in the lives of others, but also in building good friendships with the Missions in Motion team. As a Board Member, I’ve had the privilege of working with a very loving, compassionate, and dedicated team of people collecting shoes for people in other countries that don’t have access to shoes, serving meals to the homeless at the “A Day of H.O.P.E. Homeless Outreach”, and doing disaster relief. I want to continue in that mission to help others make a positive impact and put their faith to work by being involved in missions.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fairfield Kiwanis partnered up with Cathy Shupe and her team at Missions
in Motion and their Shoes for H.O.P.E. initiative several years ago. It
was such a great organization that the regional Kiwanis voted to take it on
as their annual project. Frank’s Glass in Fairfield is a drop off location
for the shoes. The community has rallied around this great cause and many
local resident’s and church congregations collect shoes to donate so the
impoverished people in third world countries have shoes to help prevent the
hardship and life-threatening symptoms caused by parasitic infection and
soil transmitted diseases. Thanks to Cathy and her team for all their hard
work and their commitment to helping make our world a better place to live!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My testimonial is that it all started with working with Missions In Motions so many doors has been open in regards to assisting and helping others. Its been a blessing and honor to work with such a group. Missions In Motions has made my dream in helping others come true.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The purpose of this organization is to remove the barriers that keep people from going outside the four walls of the church to serve those who are in need. Some people think that they can't serve in the mission field because they have small children, or because they don't like to fly, or because they don't have the financial resources; but Missions In Motion provides ministry opportunities for all ages, serving in the local community, throughout the United States, and in various foreign countries. They will answer any questions that you have, and will take care of all the details. These folks prove that you can have a lot of fun, while making a positive spiritual and physical impact in the lives of others, all for the glory of God!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Shoes for HOPE WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR THE COMMUNITY OF Anderson County. Everyone was so involved in the effort to collect Shoes and help packaging. The best part was seeing the youth in the community come together to benefit others by volunteering their time.
As a result of the shoe drive we helped others, and were able to feed students at the middle school as a reward for there efforts as well as a ice-cream party for the preschool
And elementary students that were involved. We had the support of the entire community and our high school senior students were able to receive gift baskets for college as part of their reward for making the shoe drive a success. Shoes for Hope was definitely a life changer for all those involved.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely love serving in this amazing organization. The board members, staff, team members, volunteers, partners, and donors are so caring, loving, and always are looking for way to better serve others. The whole team loves being the hands and feet of Jesus where ever HE leads, whether locally or internationally. This organization has been impacting lives in Haiti, Belize, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, and various parts of the USA. Missions In Motion has various programs that allows individuals, families, groups, and organizations to be involved in, Shoes for H.O.P.E., A Day of H.O.P.E. Homeless Outreach, H.O.P.E.'s Bistro, Night of H.O.P.E., Missions trips, and disaster relief efforts.