Sunday, January 17, 2010
I received an email from Sports Chalet on Friday about an organization called Soles4Souls. Sports Chalet has teamed up with Soles4Souls to collect gently worn mens, women's & kids' shoes until Sunday, January 31st. All the shoes collected will be sent directly to Soles4Souls for distribution to the Haitian people.
The tragedy in Haiti is heartbreaking to watch unfold. Of course we all want to do something to help, sometimes we feel like we're tapped out financially, so this is one way we can all help, whether it be shoes, coats or clothes. I personally sent an email blast out to my neighborhood and the kids school regarding the Soles4Souls collection and am going coordinating an effort to donate to our local Sports Chalet. Just a small way we can help.
Check out the Sports Chalet website and see if there's a local store near you, or alternatively, go to the Soles4Souls org website. Check out to see if your church is taking collections, consider starting up your own collection of any type to send to the Haitian people.
I'm sure this goes without saying but please be careful about making any online financial donations to unknown charitable organizations, as unfortunately there are many unethical people out there that look to line their pockets out of these tragedies instead of helping people that are truly in need.
Just as this wonderful SparkPeople community comes together support each other, let's take it one further and include all the beautiful souls outside our 'spark' community and tell them that we care and we're here for everyone on this planet!