Friday, April 17, 2009


This is a video that talks about raising awareness for children that have no shoes. Please watch it an really think about the facts that they are presenting.

This video spurred me to get back on the horse and start collecting shoes again. If I was blog savvy, i would get you to click on a word and it would take you right to that post, but I don't know how to do that. (Feel free to enlighten me anyone!) You can click on my donations post titles, and that will get you the same place. I just found this video yesterday off a fellow bloggers' site , and the go barefoot day was in fact yesterday. But it can still raise awareness and make people think outside their box.

Last year I began collecting croc shoes for when we go over to Ethiopia to get our daughter. When I say croc shoes, I mean any type of plastic shoes. A person can pick them up now at the dollar stores. They will be good for any type of weather over there, and they are actually quite comfy. They are also very easy to clean. Plus they will be great to pack, they are so light, and you can stuff the little ones inside the larger ones! The response I got was awesome. I believe I got around 75 pairs. I was so excited, thanks to all who donated last year.

Well it looks like I have another spring/summer season to start collecting them again! Something positive to keep my mind off of things. And now this is the COOL part. I contacted Croc's and they have a donation program. (I actually heard about it thru Celebrity Apprentice. See it pays to watch reality TV!!!) Anyhow, they have a donation program and they are willing to MATCH however many shoes I collect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For real. Isn't that awesome. Makes me want to go get a pair of those rainbow colored shoes and wear them all over town.

So again, I am asking if you feel you would like to contribute to my shoe project, you can contact me and I will give you some more info. I do have a lady who runs a dollar store and she said she can get me those shoes at cost, so that makes it easier for those of you who don't live here. Thank you so much if you have donated in the past, just keep me in mind if you are in the dollar store, or anywhere else that these shoes are sold, and remember that your one pair=two pair, or 4 pair=8pair. Or if you feel you would like to donate thru Tom's shoes, that is awesome as well. A shoe is a shoe, whether it is crocs, Tom's, prada....etc. If it is donated for someone who has no shoes, I am all for it.

I feel that this will give me something positive to focus on again. I am glad for that. Yes, I am sad and anxious about our referral situation, but I am going to focus on some good things that can benefit others, those that are less fortunate.

Thanks guys. Just go to my profile if you are interested in contacting me regarding what to do. I also am willing to do a sister program, if you want to do the leg work in your community and collect shoes yourselves, then we can meet up and I can take your shoes and add them to my total. The more the merrier! Its amazing how people will rally with you on something that you feel passionate about. This is something i definitely feel passionate about.



Rana and Yvan said...

O.k. that is so cool that Crocs is going to match your donation!!!

You go friend!

svwiebe said...

Hi Krista. I haven't spoken with you in a long time since meeting on Facebook. I am VEEEERRRRYYY interested in what you are doing and would like to start doing the same thing!! We are expecting to head over sometime next spring and so I would love the link to Crocs for the charity info! Thanks so much! What you are doing is inspiring and DEFINITELY gets me back on the horse!!

steph wiebe.

Julie said...

You are awesome!!

Rachel said...

What a wonderful idea! And what a great way to give back to your soon- to-be-child's community and really make a difference. Thanks for the information!

Shannon said...

I wish that I knew that you were collecting them last year. I had a few boxes that I sent with other people already. I will try to gather some more this year for you.


Ramona said...

Hi Krista.

This is so cool! I love all the ways that people can make a difference and that there are companies who are willing to help too.

I look forward to reading more of your blog!

Kelly said...

Krista, I love what you are doing! What a great idea. I think I will have to challenge my friends to help out for when we go.


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