Blog: Posts in category Impact Stories

See how the Simple Gift of Shoes Gives Julio Hope

September 27, 2018

Where’s Julio? A question the teachers at the Hermano Pedro school in Antigua, Guatemala ask often. The answer is usually found in the kitchen, where this mischievous eight-year-old boy likes to hide. After sipping from the milk jug, that is. Beneath Julio’s playful spirit lies the heart of a fighter. He has down syndrome and...

Help Provide Their Perfect Pair

August 8, 2018

If you’ve had a child in your life, you’ve likely heard the all too familiar, “I don’t want to go to school today”. (Kudos if you haven’t!) After all, leaving the comfort of a warm bed to practice multiplication tables isn’t always that appealing. But when finishing grade school isn’t a responsibility, but a privilege,...

It's More Than a Pair of Shoes

July 3, 2018

Puerto Rico is a complicated place. Of course, there’s its relationship with the United States. A territory for more than 100 years, it’s undoubtedly a part of the country and its people citizens like any other. But it’s also not a state, which stirs up certain unique issues. The fact that it’s an island disconnected...