Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Big Give.

I have a very hard time looking at the pictures of the Haiti earthquake victims. How is it that we can have such extreme wealth and abundance in this country, while an island nation not too far away from us is suffering in such abject poverty?

I had already made cash donations to various organizations, some good and some questionable (boy, I wished I had known that before I texted my funds over).  But, I felt like I wanted to DO something.

That's when I saw a little Tweet about the collection of shoes for a charity called Soles 4 Souls. I figured, I can do this. It's easy and it's effective and for a country filled with men, women and children who've never owned a pair of shoes, much needed help.

I sent out a request  to my local friends on Facebook and received an overwhelming response.  In the end, we donated 7 large kitchen garbage bags FULL of shoes.  I estimate it was close to 100 pairs of shoes.  Phenomenal and relatively easy to accomplish.

Check out their website for all the different ways you can give.


Scary Mommy said...

That's amazing!!! I was feeling good about my one bag, but that's outstanding!!!

Stesha said...

My sentiments exactly! How can our country be so full of wealth and this county is drowning in poverty? I just don't understand it. All we can do is help and donate what we can. I'm going to take a look at the website. We have tons of shoes to donate!

Hugs and Mocha,

Mayhem and Moxie said...

What's going on here, Peaches? An entire month without blogging? I am shocked! Please don't follow in my terrible footsteps of slowly fading away from the blogosphere. :)

Hope you and your family are well, my friend.