Hello from GraceKids ZBS,
Did you know that 767 million people around the world live on less than $1.90 per day? And that 385 million are children? For those living in extreme poverty, many don’t have access to a sustainable income or basic necessities—something as simple as a good pair of shoes.
What if the shoes you no longer want could create jobs for people in need? They can! Your shoes can help people in developing nations start and sustain their own small businesses to step out of poverty.
We’re excited to announce that thru the ZBS program this summer, Grace Christian Church has joined forces with the non-profit organization Soles4Souls and are launching our own shoe drive to collect shoes to help Wear Out Poverty.
Since 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 35 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and are a four-star charity as rated by Charity Navigator. Learn more at soles4souls.org. Soles4Souls utilizes new and gently used shoes as a resource to help entrepreneurs in developing nations with an opportunity to start and sustain small businesses (a micro-enterprise) of their own. Our work will also help Soles4Souls’ ability to distribute brand new shoes to people in need and in times of disaster.
Give your shoes a second life and donate to our shoe drive today!
The Seamans will be accepting drop off donations of clean, gently used shoes of all sizes and types (flip flops, heels, boots,etc.) at their home on Wednesdays, July 15 and 22 from 5-7pm. You can drop off shoes by their mailbox at: 47 Hilbert Parkway, Eatontown. The shoes will be paired up and rubber-banded or tied together and bagged with a donor form so the ZBS gets credit for the donations. If you want to drop them off paired up that way, it would be fantastic!
In addition, there will be a bin on Grace property after July 9th, where you can also drop off shoes or used clothing to be donated to S4S. But, anything you drop directly in the bin will not be credited to the ZBS.
Thank you so much for helping! Any questions, contact me at 732-245-8024.
Ms. Bonnie and the GraceKids