I attended a seminar on the weekend and there was an inspiring young woman there by the name of Delice Kennedy and I’d love to share with you what she has managed to acheive in such a short space of time. The following is an article from the website:
Charity that is good for the sole
- by: Michael Milnes
- From: The Advertiser
- September 30, 2011 11:30
A trip to Kenya has motivated Dalice Kennedy from Soles4Shoes to collect 10,000 pairs of shoes to protect the feet of the less fortunate. Picture: Naomi Jellicoe Source: The Advertiser
WOMEN can never have enough shoes but Dalice Kennedy wants 10,000.
The St Marys woman, 29, has seen first-hand what happens to the health of people who do not have the basic luxury of shoes.
With more than 300 million people globally without shoes, she is urging us all to donate shoes to those who have none. She has just returned from a three-month stint helping to build houses in the west of Kenya with the volunteer group World Youth International.
“I had the best time of my life in Kenya, but also the saddest seeing children with no shoes that have worms burrow into their feet, it poses a major health risk if their feet get cut and infected,” she said.
“We are collecting gently worn (secondhand) and new shoes and are hoping to get 10,000 pairs to fill a shipping container by Christmas. Schools or workplaces can do collections or if wholesalers that have excess stock could donate them as well.”
P.S – Over 50, 00 pairs of shoes were collected, surpassing all expectations. It goes to show how an idea can grow with an action. For more information please click on this link : http://donateshoes.wordpress.com/
- Jerusha : Kenya (kiva.org)