Blog: Posts in category A Word from our CEO

My Promise to You

December 26, 2017

From the blog of our president and CEO, Buddy Teaster When I first started my journey with Soles4Souls a little more than five years ago, I knew I would dread asking for money. Asking for shoes and clothes…no problem. But the thought of soliciting a financial contribution—that made me sweat. In person, it still does....

A Tale of Two Trains

December 7, 2017

From the blog of our president and CEO, Buddy Teaster Many of us know the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” And while I wouldn’t go quite that far in describing our recent trip to Appalachia, for me it...

S4S' President and CEO Visits Malawi

October 5, 2017

From the blog of our president and CEO, Buddy Teaster The flight from Sierra Leone to Malawi is a long one…about 22 hours door to door. We flew from Freetown to Accra to Nairobi to Nampula to Lilongwe. The Accra to Nairobi leg was overnight, but a raft of screaming children kept me awake while...