Blog: Posts in category Impact Stories

A Simple Gift Brings Joy and Hope to Carlos

December 5, 2018

It’s been our privilege to share the stories of some of the children we’ve met during our shoe distributions in the United States and all over the world this past year. Their transformational accounts of life before and after your gift of shoes embody the very essence of our work together—from risking injury and disease...

Struggle and Hope in the Batey

October 26, 2018

Life on less than $1.90 per day is defined as extreme poverty. Extreme because it deprives its victims of the most basic needs—including an adequate pair of shoes. Extreme because it stretches the limits of what a human being should bear, adding impossible complexity to even the most mundane tasks. There are few places where this...

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...