I am an 18-year-old kid in a small town called Ottawa, KS, looking to make a change not only for my school, but also for my community, and beyond. My story on why I want to raise money for shoes is something special! A kid came up to me and a group of my friends after school and started talking; we all noticed the souls of his shoes were falling off completely. We asked him why he wears those, and he said he had no other shoes, so he had to tape them up. I remembered seeing shoes in our lost and found pile, so I went to get them for him, hoping this could help. When I returned to the pile for the shoes, they were gone. We couldn't help the kid get new shoes and all of our shoes were too big, so we couldn't hand him ours. This is why I want to start making an impact for others. I love shoes, and I want others to have the same opportunity to wear a good pair that they like.
Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Soles4Souls. For every dollar donated, Soles4Souls can provide one pair of shoes to help create and sustain jobs AND provide relief to people in need.