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Take a Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

24 Jul

Have you ever allowed your kids to walk to school or play outside when it’s raining or snowing and their shoes have holes? Of course you wouldn’t! But, believe it or not, there are many children who go to school with inadequate shoes everyday because their parents can’t afford to buy new shoes. It must be incredibly difficult to learn when your feet are always wet and cold.

This summer, join us as we collect shoes for children in need. Here’s how to do it.

  • Print off a copy of the flyer. Fill in where you will be donating the shoes and sign your family’s name. You can add a phone number if you would like.  (Some suggestions of places to deliver the shoes: homeless shelters, churches, inner city schools, after school child care providers. Be sure to call ahead to see if there is a need for shoes.)
  • Attach the flyer to a grocery bag.
  • On July 24, leave the flyers and bags on several of your neighbor’s doorsteps.
  • On July 31, revisit the neighbors where you dropped the bags and collect the shoes they donated.
  • Go through the shoes to make sure they are new or gently used. Discard any unwearable shoes.
  • Deliver the shoes to those in need.

Our goal is for our followers to collect 100 pairs of shoes. Be sure to let us know on our Facebook page how many shoes you collect.

Shoes on the Right Feet

6 Dec

Do your kids want to put their shoes on by themselves but always get them on the wrong foot? My friend, Courtney, showed me a tricky way to get the right shoe on the right foot.

  • Put your child’s shoes together on a counter.
  • Use a Sharpie marker and draw the left side of a smiley face on the inside of the left shoe. Then draw the right side of the smiley face on the inside of the right shoe.
  • Now when your kids get ready to put their shoes on, have them match the smiley face and they will know which shoe goes on which foot.

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