The first request for a thousand pairs of shoes seemed a daunting task…then within a few weeks of church member participation, James River High School Students, parents of students, Sugar Shack Donuts, ACAC Midlothian, Va., a Shoe Drive, WVA Shoe Artist Mic Wright, Tokie’s Mixes, Cakes By Favienne, Park Sterling Bank, and Private Donors, over 1,000 pairs of shoes were collected. A church youth group sorted, tagged, bagged and loaded the truck for the 600 mile round trip. The shoes were delivered and within the hour, children were receiving shoes.
With the emergency need for more winter shoes, “A Thousand Pairs of Shoes” program has now, a life of it’s own. A Sponsor has generously donated another thousand pairs of new, childrens winter shoes and boots. Distribution will be central to the greatest need. In addition to the shoe and food program, a documentary is in development to shed more light on the darkness of child trafficking in SW Virginia into Appalachia. Stay tuned for a Go Fund Me plea for funds to support not only a continuous shoe drive, but to help us help the children through their eyes: ” A Thousand Pairs OF Shoes”
There are not enough words of thanks for every ones help with this worthy cause.