Give Shoes. Give Love.
“In many developing nations, walking is the primary mode of transportation. Every day millions are exposed to unsanitary conditions that lead to diseases such as hookworm, threadworm, “jiggers” and podoconiosis. These diseases may lead to sickness, even death. They also keep children out of school leaving them without an education and continuing the cycle of poverty. With your help, we can provide a life-changing solution: a good pair of shoes.”
It is so easy to overlook the luxury it is to have shoes. Our challenge in the realm of footwear looks more like debating between how much cushion and what color to buy, never facing the option of being forced to go without any at all. This summer, we want to pull our FFR community together to give back to those in need and partner with a non-profit called Soles4Souls (S4S). S4S in on a mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. We think that is pretty rad so we want to be a part of the movement and start by collecting 100 pairs!
Sooooo… can we have your shoes?
You know, that pair that you have kept around because you are not ready to throw them away... or you bought them decided you didn’t actually like them… or that pair you bought on a whim but never wear... or your running shoes that you finally retired...bring us those ones! Adults and kids sizes, all kind of shoes, we will take any that are in decent condition and are a complete pair. Next time you come to the studio, drop them in our collection box outside of our office in the retail space. We will take care of shipping it to S4S and they will send a team out to deliver the shoes to people in need around the world.
Let’s band together with S4S to “wear out poverty” one pair of shoes at a time. Whaddya say?