If your wondering what Goldendoodles and shoes have in common, let me tell you – in my house they go together like a pair #punintended
Back in February I wrote a blog post titled GOT SHOES. It was a story about Doodle Dad’s desire to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes to share with those in need of quality footwear…
What started out as a social action shoe drive with his Fraternity quickly became a crusade for both Harley & I when he posed in one of the photos…
Olde Towne Pet Resort saw it on Facebook and offered to help. They graciously set up a dropbox at both locations for other pet parents to bring unwanted shoes. Soon we had a wagon full…
Then something magical occurred – we received a DM from one of Harley’s FACEBOOK FRIENDS (a Doodle parent we’d never met) who wanted to donate shoes! What a great way to meet someone!
Our garage is swollen with shoes. We’ve got dress shoes, tennis shoes, sandals and boots. We are elated with the thought of reaching our goal.
Jax, has actually started to pitch in and help. He’s insisting on donating my dog walking clogs…
When Jax and I took Harley to day camp on Friday we were super excited to see the box was full of shoes again!…
But we were speechless and deeply moved to find a note in there from “Bacon” one of Harley’s furrends…
Wasn’t that the best? #lovemesomebacon
By the time we set up the #happyfeet Shoe Shop on Friday, April 17th and Saturday April 18th – I truly believe we will have exceeded our goal!
There are so many different agencies involved in the shoe movement, I had no idea of this extreme need.
Here are a few facts from SOLES4SOULS that just blew me away –
- shoes help prevent the spread of parasitic diseases that plague over 1.4 billion people worldwide
- over 400 million children worldwide live in extreme poverty. Many of them don’t have adequate shoes
- many serious health conditions can be absorbed through the feet
- going barefoot puts you at risk for cuts, scrapes, and puncture wounds
- a child’s bare foot is particularly at risk for infection by hookworm
AREAS IN NEED ARE –
- Disaster Relief Victims
- Summer Camps for Disadvantaged Children
- Women Domestic Abuse Shelters
- Inner City Hospitals
- Homeless Shelters
We also plan to assist some of these local agencies as well.
Thank you to so many for your generosity and donated shoes. If you are living in the Northern Va area, hearing about this for the very first time and have shoes to spare – please feel free to drop them off at either one of the OTPR locations:
8101 Alban Road, springfield, VA 22150 (703-455-9000)
21460 Squire Court, Sterling, VA 20166 (571-434-3300)
If you’re not in the area and you’d still like to help – please share this story on your social media pages, so others nearby will know.
Want to make this the best week of your life? – be kind to someone and see how happy you become!
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