Monday, November 24, 2008

50,000 pairs of shoes in 50 days Challenge

I learned about this from one of my favorite bloggers and I knew I just had to be part of it.

Soles for Souls (Click on the link to check it out)

Their goal is to provide 50, 000 pairs of shoes to needy people in 50 days.

For $5.00 you can provide two pairs of shoes to people who have. no. shoes.

Can you imagine having no shoes to wear? I can't. That's why I just donated.

This is taken from their website:

Footwear - it is a basic need that most of us take for granted every day. While most of the world does not have one adequate pairs of shoes, Americans have an abundance of footwear sitting idle in our closets. Your consideration of simply cleaning out your closets can make a significant difference in the quality of life of someone in need.

For us, comfort and style are the primary reasons for the footwear we select. For those without shoes the healthcare benefits is the most urgent reason footwear is so desperately needed. A quality pair of shoes protects their foot from scrapes, cuts, and contaminants that lead to potentially serious healthcare issues.

Soles4Souls along with its many distribution partners are working “around the corner and around the world” to make a difference with the gift of shoes. We are presently working in over 45 states and 61 countries. See how your shoes could make a difference in our own back yard as well as globally.

And if you feel moved to do so, you should too! $5.00 for two pairs of shoes. That's one trip to Star.buck's. It's the least I can do.

Go here for more details. Thank you.

***Update***I just found out that Danielle is giving a discount on her blor make overs and donating $5.00 for each one to this cause. Her blogs are beautiful and the sale price is only $55.00, which is a great deal! Visit her website for more info:

Blogs by Danielle

P.S. I have been corresponding with Danielle for a couple of weeks now, so don't be surprised if you see a change around here very soon! :)


Danielle said...

I don't know if you know this, but I have a price special at and $5 from each makeover is going to purchase 2 pairs of shoes to Soles for Souls!

So glad you posted about this. We need to get the word out!

OH MY #6 said...

very neat.


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am heading over to check it out....thanks for sharing:)


Snowflowers Mum said...

great idea! this is my time of year to post about all the wonderful charities...LWB, Heifer, HTS, awesome!

This is a great one..thanks for sharing!