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.