Spare Shoes to save a Life

October 06, 2011

Got spare shoes lying around your closet? I don’t know many people who wouldn’t have at least a few pairs too small for their kids, at least. DONT THROW THEM AWAY.

Soles 4 Souls collect lightly worn shoes and send container loads to people in third world countries where shoes are a luxury, and people are dying from infected foot wounds and worms thriving inside open sores. It sounds disgusting, I know, but thank God you have two healthy feet and possibly a dozen pairs of shoes to cover them in.

Go and check your wardrobe right now, and then jump onto their website to find out how you can get involved. You might want to donate some shoes, or even host a shoe drive yourself.

In my hometown of Adelaide, South Australia, a young 29-year-old woman named Dalice Kennedy is aiming to collect 10,000 pairs of shoes by Christmas. I’m in. So she still need 9998 more pairs. You can drop of yours at Levant , 131 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood Tuesday to Sunday.

There’s no better way to do something than to actually do something.




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