It is a core value of ours to impact our community and the world with acts of kindness and charitable giving. It’s just how we roll.
But, we are a small company…
What kind of difference can we make? Will it really make an impact? Is it worth it?
Recently we heard about an organization called Sole Hope. Sole Hope exists to effectively put in place preventive methods to combat diseases that enter through the feet and to create a positive physical and spiritual difference in the lives of individuals in impoverished communities. Whoa! That is sort of a mouthful, so here is what we tell people: Sole Hope works to make sure people in 3rd world countries have closed-toed shoes to prevent them from receiving diseases through their feet.
Who knew this was a problem? → Not us. We are in Minnesota after all, wearing footwear is not optional for 9 months of the year.
One of the cool things about Sole Hope is the fact that it’s a partnership of people in America and people in Uganda working together to get shoes made and onto the feet of the people who need them most. Um, awesome.
So how can we help?
The Fax Guys & Girls got to help supply the pieces and some of the labor needed to make shoes! Recently, our team got together with a bunch of old jeans and started cutting out pieces of the shoe “uppers”. Then we sent them to Sole Hope and then they are sending our hand-cut pieces to Uganda to be sewn by local artisans and distributed.
Now that is what I call a community effort!
Here are some photos from our afternoon “cutting party”.
We did make a difference, we did make an impact and it was totally worth it!
If you want to host your own “Sole Hope Cutting Party” → visit their website and order a kit.
We think you’ll be glad you did!