I’m Hoarding Shoes for Charity and I Need Your Help! March 22nd, 2011
Many of you know that I traveled to Haiti in January with the amazing non-profit charity Soles4Souls to help distribute shoes to children. Experiencing life in Haiti with these beautiful people was truly heartbreaking.
It was also a life changing experience. Upon returning to DC, I started collecting shoes for Soles4Souls. It was my hope to do a city wide shoe collection and involve schools, churches and neighborhood groups. However, my massive shoe collection has come to a screeching halt because neither myself or Soles4Souls were able to secure a storage location where community groups could drop off the shoes they collected.
WUSA9 digital correspondent, Linsdey Mastis did a story on the evening news on March 7th. Although the news story didn’t help secure a storage location, many people brought me more shoes. I now have over 6,000 pairs of shoes in my condo. That’s why the news called me a hoarder. I guess if I’m going to hoard it might as well be for a good cause.
Please watch the news video and leave a comment if you have any last minute connections that can help secure a drop off location. If not, I’ll be shipping the shoes off to the Soles4Souls warehouse before the end of March.
To see the full news story, please visit WUSA9
So much for a dining room table!