Who knew God could speak to me through Twitter. No, it didn’t read: @letsgivetoday check out @solehope, love God #seriously,listentomethistime.
It was in the form of a tweet from a friend of a friend about a shoe cutting party for Sole Hope. A what? Literally, a party where you cut fabric for shoes for women in Africa to sew for children. My heart melted and I knew organizing one of these parties was in my near future. Want to see what one looks like? Check out Take the Cannoli‘s shoe cutting party!
What is Sole Hope? Why cut shoe patterns and teach others to sew those patterns for children in Africa?
Along the way, we realized we could not only help African children, but we could help African men and women by teaching them a simple trade—how to make shoes. And so we began. Then we realized we could teach others—homeless, unemployed, recovering addicts, and nonprofits—how to make shoes, so they could earn a decent living and raise funds for their causes. So Sole Hope is touching lives in the U.S. and Africa, and we’re only getting started!
What can you do to help?
Organize a shoe cutting party! Email Ashley@solehope.com for more details on hosting and organizing a party.
Gather materials to help with Sole Hope’s Foot Washing and Jigger Removal efforts. They need:
- Bar Soap
- Large Safety Pins
- Surgical Gloves
- Cotton Balls
- Medical Razor Blades
- Medical Tape
- Antibiotic Cream
- Band Aids
Mail them to: Sole Hope, PO Box, 1492, Asheville, NC 28802
Honestly, how much do Cotton Balls or Sharpies or Band Aids cost? This is a low-cost, little effort, but very thoughtful way you can show love to and make a change in the lives of many.