Daniel Matea, founder

Meet the Founder

Daniel Matea

Daniel first started Heart & Soles Ministries by sending one special needs child and his cousins' shoes. The child had an infected foot and his family could not afford shoes to protect his foot from worsening. Daniel realized that many children may forever go without footware. Daniel set out to make a difference locally in Ohio, and afar in the Philippines. Through your donations, churches & other charitable organizations, HSM has become one of the fastest-growing charities around. Today, HSM supplies thousands of shoes, sandals, and boots domestically and abroad. His goal is to someday be able to supply shoes to every child in need all over the world.

Board Member

Michael McLoud

Mike McLoud, Treasurer & Secretary
Becky Oye, Lead Volunteer

Board Member

Becky Oye




The first gift was given to a sick child in the Philippines



Heart & Soles is founded as a simple way to help some families obtain shoes. Daniel Matea, founder, secures mutiple partnerships and associates to champion his vision


Rapid progress

Despite the global pandemic, the organization thrives; seeing a 900% increase in financial donations; H&S becomes the main supplier of shoes for multiple non-profits around Ohio & hosts shoe giveaways in the Philippines

2021 & beyond

Sustained success, expansion, & 501c(3)

H&S continues to garner more attention & support from local charities & non-profit organizations; A GoFundMe is started to raise support, along with expanding donation types to allow the use of cryptocurrencies; Heart & Soles has obtained its 501c(3) as an added benefit for those willing to support the cause

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