Growing up we didn't have a lot of extra money. And I knew it. But I also knew I would get a new outfit for the beginning of school. I knew I'd get a new box of crayons, and I knew I'd get notebooks, pencils, erasers, and folders. One year while rummaging through my new backpack of school supplies I found a slip of paper that said I could get a new pair of shoes! It didn't mean much to me then; but looking back now as a college graduate, knowing the struggle was definitely real for my single mother, that little slip of paper meant I could walk into school on the first day with a little more confidence. Thank you Soles for Souls of America for letting 9 year old me conquer the 3rd grade.
I'm writing this to tell you my first grade daughter was so happy to be able to pick out a new pair of tennis shoes for school. Without Soles for Souls of America my husband and wouldn't be able to provide the new shoes for our daughter. We are a family that has had struggles since we both lost our jobs. The look on my daughters face was priceless. Thank you again, a mother and father of a happy girl.
Being a single mother to four kids with only my income Soles for Souls of America helped a lot. I do financially struggle at times. My kids were super happy to be able to go pick out a brand new pair of school shoes. It even puts a bigger smile on there faces walking out the door for there first day of school!
I have recently taken guardianship of my niece and nephews. Soles for Souls of America helped me to provide them with shoes for school when they would have not have gotten otherwise. In the short period of having them, I had taken on so many other school fees, sports, clothes, etc. that would have been put on the back burner. The children were so happy to be able to pick out a new pair of school shoes. It showed them a great example of pay it forward and how people will step up to help others in a time of need. Thank you Soles for Souls of America!