One of my hardest times as a child was the Canadian winter of 1959. My parents could not afford boots for my sister and me, so my mom got us each a pair of plastic rain boots that pulled up over your shoes. It was held on by a little elastic loop, pulled to one side. It looked cute, but it was an epic fail on the first day. The cold froze the plastic so the shoes broke right through the plastic, from the heel forward, filling our shoes with snow and slush. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.
SO, ASSISTING IN PROVIDING NEW SHOES TO ANYONE, ANYWHERE IS A BLESSING.
I believe a good deal of our population have become immune to the needs of others. It is a terrible thing to see a teenager in South Dakota wrapping his feet daily with duct tape because he does not have shoes.
Samaritan’s Feet provides valid information outlining this very need within the United States and internationally. Not only do they educate others on the physical need, but also the medical need to prevent terrible diseases that millions are currently suffering from or eventually prone to by not having their feet covered. Many know nothing of this form of suffering.
KNOWLEDGE BRINGS CHANGE. CHANGE BRINGS ACTION. ACTION BRINGS IMPACT.
I love doing shoe distributions and seeing the girls get their favorite-colored shoes and the boys getting the “fastest shoes” ever. I enjoy dressing up and meeting new people, so volunteering at the Barefoot Gala is great fun to me. I also love sharing the ministry of Samaritan’s Feet with friends.