50,000 Pairs of Shoes in 50 Days

10 Nov

By Alyssa Bjornstad That’s the challenge!

For as long as I can remember, shoes have held a special place in my heart and closet. Just ask my mom.

When I think about all the shoes I’ve worn over the years, it is hard to imagine that some on this planet have never owned a single pair.

It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unworn shoes lying in their closets while over 300 million children around the world have never owned a pair of shoes. This is an opportunity to “Step Up” and to help Soles4Souls with their mission of “Changing the World, One Pair at a Time” with “One Click at A Time.”

Can you imagine… No running to the mailbox shoes? No flip flops for a day at the beach? No trainers for working out? No boots to go skipping through puddles? No ridiculously impractical but beautiful heels to go with that holiday dress?

Soles4Souls founder and CEO, Wayne Elsey, describes the goal of 50,000 pairs of shoes in 50 days as “a huge challenge to meet a huge need.”

Donating is easy and takes just a click and a couple of minutes. It requires no shipping, no wrapping and no trips to the post office. The monetary donation is small with $5.00 buying two pairs of new shoes. Anyone can click and give, and all donations are tax-deductible.

After 50,000 pairs have been donated, one person (with a guest of their choosing) will be selected at random to deliver the shoes they purchased to someone in need on one of Soles4Souls’ trips to Mexico!

What are you waiting for? Click here to make a difference!

Alyssa Bjornstad Alyssa’s greatest accomplishment to date was picking one major in graduate school. Her undergraduate career was filled with indecisiveness—namely, English, Communication, Journalism, and Psychology. When not reading textbooks, doing research, or writing papers, she can be found drinking coffee, painting, philosophizing, blogging, listening to music, drawing, or playing an immovable stringed instrument. After graduation, Alyssa hopes her dream of working for Passion Conferences comes true! Until then, she stays busy editing and contributing to the field of sanity. You can contact her by e-mail plansforhopeATgmailDOTcom.

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No Responses to “50,000 Pairs of Shoes in 50 Days”

  1. anne jackson November 10, 2008 at 7:42 AM #

    thanks so much for posting!

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