You know the old saying:
Well how about we all do one better?
Buy the shoes for a child in need! Oh yeah.
Did you know?
“Over 2 billion people suffer from soil-transmitted diseases and parasites. They live in areas that do not have adequate sanitation. They struggle with proper hygiene. They do not have the right clothing, resources, or healthcare. And being sick = struggling. Kids miss school, can’t help their families, suffer with pain. Many of these diseases and parasites get into the body because people don’t have shoes.”
“There are over 300 million children who do not have shoes. And countless more with shoes that do not fit. Sometimes they receive donations of shoes, but these are kids. Their feet grow. And they outgrow donated shoes within a year. Right back where they started.” ~ TheShoesThat Grow.Org
So what can we do?
My co-workers and I at The Treadmill in Carmel, CA. are partnering up with The Shoe That Grows (a 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Nampa, Idaho) to help get shoes to children in need. And not just any shoe! The Shoe That Grows are adjustable and expandable. The shoes literally grow up to 5 sizes!! So not only do the kiddos get new shoes they get shoes that will last them YEARS!!
Help us by donating or learning more!
The first week of April 2017 is #WearAPair2017 week. At The Treadmill we are wearing, talking and sharing The Shoe That Grows online and in person to help spread the word about this fantastic shoe. Local? Come on down and check out the shoes in person. We are open Sunday – Friday 10-6 and 9-6 on Saturday.
Monetary donations are being accepted both in store and
on-line through our fundraising page:
(click here to visit to our fundraising page)
To learn more about The Shoe That Grows click here for information and videos.