If you travel as much as we do, chances are that you have encountered people who do not own a pair of shoes. I’ve seen adults in Tanzania wearing shoes cut from truck tires. I’ve seen kids barefooted or with taped flip-flops. Try going to school or finding work when you don’t have shoes. In Myanmar I saw people trying to tie soles to their feet to make walking easier. And I remember a kid in Zambia trying to walk on broken flip-flops… It broke my heart thinking of how many pairs of shoes people in the western world own….
Sometimes a solution to a huge problem can be simple. Often it requires dedication and real compassion. The-Shoe-That-Grows has made a huge difference by designed shoes that can increase 5 sizes as you grow, and by donating those shoes to people who need them. YOU can help by donating money or buying a pair to be given away on your behalf! Check out: https://www.theshoethatgrows.org
During the month of April I am wearing and showing a pair of ‘shoes that grow’ to help create awareness. These shoes are made of straps that expand on all sides, allowing the shoes to fit for many years. They are comfortable and strong.
Please consider sponsoring a pair of shoes and making the world a better world to tread for so many people. You can donate here: https://fundraise.theshoethatgrows.org/events/wear-pair/e71813