You're so awesome, Jennifer! What a feat to get this kind of support and event together. Great job and good luck. You can bet I'll be rummaging through my closet for some shoes to bring.
We can all find places to give and help in this very community. Just go out and do it!
Thanks Kyle! How about we just bring some boots to Barefoot Sunday? ;-)
Yes, tell you wife ... and let's see her magic in action! Thanks for your interest, looking forward to seeing you there!
I thought we needed to bring more boots into Victoria, not give them away?
A cheap shot, I know. :-)
When I inform my wife of this cause you will reach your goal within minutes - Imelda Marcos eat your heart out.
This is for a great cause and I sincerely hope that you exceed the target goal.
Hey, TXWader :) We got you on that point. That's why we're giving anything over 1000 to Victoria-based Kidz Connection. So, this has the potential to make an impact on Victoria kids. If you're looking for a chance to help locally, you definitely can! And I encourage you to come be a part of this!
And, remember, it's never a shame to give. There's good work to do here, and abroad, and sometimes people are called in different directions, you know?
All of these organizations sending items and money to other countries when we have plenty who could benefit from the same items and money right here in our own country.
It's really a shame.
Hi, Justataxpayer! To answer your question, when we get 1000 pairs of shoes, they will be shipped to Palmer's church in Arizona, where they'll be placed with another large shipment already slated for shipment to Africa in March. Then, this summer, Palmer will lead a team of people to Africa, where they'll distribute the shoes to the village families. He'll talk about that at the event on Feb. 27. If you want to meet up with the team and go with him when they deliver the shoes, I would highly encourage you do so. It's a life-changing experience even to visit. I can imagine participating in the shoe delivery would be indescribable.
We aren't really accepting monetary donations because we wanted this to be a charity drive that anyone could participate in without having to give financially. But if you feel compelled to raise money, I'm sure it can be put to use somewhere! I think the best way to approach that would be to bring your donation to Barefoot Sunday. Palmer would have the resources available to point you in the right direction, and he could tell you how those types of donations are handled. Thanks for your willingness to help, and I hope to see you there!
But more than anything, bring us some used shoes, :-)
"...When I see grown men in Africa going to work barefoot, you sense their shame ... You really give them dignity."
-- this is the misconception that the rest of the world hates about the west. One should first pity, and try to help the "overgrown" men and women in your own neighborhood fighting obesity in a communities with no sidewalks!