shoes

7 Reasons to Give Shoes for #GivingShoesDay

This #GivingTuesday, you can change a child’s life by donating $12 for a pair of shoes.  

What’s so important about shoes?

Boston Marathon Runner Raises Money for 1,000 Pairs of Shoes for Children in Africa

“Okay, I’m checking the box,” Erin Curtis thought after she ran in Seattle’s Rock and Roll Marathon. “I ran a marathon; I’m done.”

It didn’t take long before Erin realized she didn’t want to stop. When she learned her marathon time qualified her to run in the Boston Marathon, it felt like an opportunity she couldn't pass up. But as Erin began thinking about this new race, it felt empty. She loved running, but something was missing—this run needed to be about more than just her.

My Life is Better Now that I Have Shoes

The ground is not just made of earth here in the impoverished Dominican community of Los Robles. Trash, animal waste, rocks, and broken glass are all mixed together to form a dry, hard substance that children walk over every day. 

Haitian Children Share How Your Gifts Have Changed Their Lives

Can you imagine going to school without shoes or school supplies, and wearing old dirty clothing while everyone else was dressed in a clean uniform?

The Sound of Happy Feet in Uganda

Shoes are very important to children in Africa. Without shoes, children are exposed to dangerous parasites and sharp objects that can cause serious wounds and infections. However, in Uganda shoes are often too expensive for families to buy for their children. 

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