The Shoes That Grow
Supporting Haiti, Uganda & Dominican Republic
Because International was founded in 2009. They are a 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Nampa, Idaho. The founders began their journey with listening to those living in extreme poverty… to hear their thoughts, ideas, and dreams for a better life. Then the group worked together to help make those ideas into a reality. The sole purpose for their first project, the “shoes that grow,” is to help kids stay healthy through sustainable and solid footwear.
Over 2 billion people suffer from soil-transmitted diseases and parasites. They live in areas that do not have adequate sanitation. They struggle with proper hygiene, and do not have the right clothing, resources, or healthcare. Because International realized that being sick = struggling. Kids miss school, can’t help their families, and suffer with pain. Many of these diseases and parasites get into the body because people don’t have shoes.
There are over 300 million children who do not have shoes, and countless more with shoes that do not fit. Sometimes they receive donations of shoes, but like all kids - their feet grow. They would outgrow donated shoes within a year, and end up right back where they started.
Goal: 750 pairs of shoes (250 per location). $15 each.
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