This week was no different. Alissa reached out to me and told me about an organization that had been placed on her heart that she wanted to get involved in called Sole Hope.
She sent me this link.
I then watched this video
I knew after hearing her share about it I was 110% on board. What I didn't know was that after digging deeper into this organization and watching the videos for myself how much my own heart strings would be tugged. I can't even think about anything else right now but how to help these sweet children.
These little ones, these precious beings with no shoes and having their poor feet infested by parasites, causing so much pain and grief. I had no idea this was even happening. As I type through hot tears, my thoughts keep returning to the mothers of these children and can't even imagine the pain they must feel for their loved ones. Seeing footage and photos of children about the same ages as my sweet babies was too much to bear.
Just like she said in the video. You can either turn away and act like it's not your problem or do what you can to help out with the situation at hand.
Sole Hope's mission statement...
Our mission is to offer HOPE to widows, orphans, and others within impoverished and forgotten communities around the world by teaching the simple trade of shoemaking which provides jobs and shoes to those in need.
Did you read that. Forgotten communities. Forgotten? This certainly won't be something I will be forgetting. Ever.
There is HOPE.
There is a way to Make A Change.
as Alissa beautifully said...
Do you want to have an impact?
here's how...Though we are still working out minor details this is what we have set. Alissa, Jacqui and myself will be organizing some exciting events in hopes that you will get involved to help better the lives of these children. Sole Hope offers shoe kits that when purchased are used to host Shoe Cutting Parties! Fun right?
The money raised from the giveaway entries will go towards purchasing materials so we can host a Shoe Cutting Party!
Then, once we've collected the funds, we will host the event in May (date TBD)
So if you're in the Southern California area and want to come help us cut shoes you'll snag a spot on our favorites list forever.
Please pray about how you can get involved. Whether it be donating fabric, contributing items towards the raffle or even signing up to cut fabric with us. Anything you can offer would be a huge blessing.
Oh and while we're working out all the deets feel free to take a moment to vote for Sole Hope to earn a grant of $50,000 to further their mission.