Sorry for a brief post today, but I’m in a cleaning frenzy so I haven’t had as much time to devote to writing new posts!
Yesterday I was cleaning out a lot of the old shoes at home. With six people (and four are women) in the house, we go through a LOT of shoes. I pulled out old shoes, orphaned shoes (widowed shoes?), out-of-style shoes (or shoes that were never in style… ahem). Normally, we sell or donate old items that we don’t need anymore to a thrift store or Salvation Army. These shoes would not be an exception if I hadn’t recently heard about an organization called Soles4Souls.
Some basic information from their website:
- Soles4Souls distributes new and gently worn shoes to people in need, regardless of race, religion, or class. Shoes of any kind are accepted, even half-pairs.
- More than 17 million pairs of shoes have been delivered since 2005, distributed to people in over 127 countries.
Here’s a photo of my first box of shoes…
There are maybe 10 complete pairs in the box, and I am working on my second :)
Relevant to this blog because:
- When you travel, you sometimes realize how fortunate you are, and how luxurious your own life is even if you think it’s basic. Why not help others who don’t have as much as you do?
- You can travel with the organization through Travel4Souls and go on a distribution trip to places like Haiti, Costa Rica, India, and Tanzania.
- Currently, there is a Travel4Souls Challenge running until November 15th. You simply need to sign up for the Travel4Souls Challenge and collect as many shoes as you can!
Help to spread the word for a worthy cause! :)