Please take a minute to check out this blog post featuring an amazing 11 year old girl named Isabel Jones. Isabel’s mission is to collect shoes for kids in need all over the world. Why does she do it? Her website says this:
Every year Americans spend around $60 million on shoes. And over 300 million kids walk around without shoes. We want this to change, we want all kids to have a chance to have a pair of shoes to prevent diseases.
Our local Dollar General stores currently have summer shoes on clearance. Flip flops are just 25 cents a pair, so I picked up 17 pairs last week for our Operation Christmas Child boxes. I emailed Isabel for her address and I plan to go back to see if they have any shoes left so we can send some to Isabel for her cause. (The website says that closed toe shoes are best, so I am waiting to hear back to see if they'd rather not have flip flops at all.)
If you can help Shoes For Kids, please check out the website and contact Isabel for her address.