Many of you know that I traveled to Haiti in January with the amazing non-profit charity Soles4Souls to help distribute shoes to children. Experiencing life in Haiti with these beautiful people was truly heartbreaking.
It was also a life changing experience. Upon returning to DC, I started collecting shoes for Soles4Souls. It was my hope to do a city wide shoe collection and involve schools, churches and neighborhood groups. However, my massive shoe collection has come to a screeching halt because neither myself or Soles4Souls were able to secure a storage location where community groups could drop off the shoes they collected.
WUSA9 digital correspondent, Linsdey Mastis did a story on the evening news on March 7th. Although the news story didn’t help secure a storage location, many people brought me more shoes. I now have over 6,000 pairs of shoes in my condo. That’s why the news called me a hoarder. I guess if I’m going to hoard it might as well be for a good cause.
Please watch the news video and leave a comment if you have any last minute connections that can help secure a drop off location. If not, I’ll be shipping the shoes off to the Soles4Souls warehouse before the end of March.
To see the full news story, please visit WUSA9