Thursday, May 30, 2013

The TOMS Shipment has ARRIVED!

We are so happy to announce our new partnership with TOM'S Shoes, a company that will work
Phani with new TOMS Shoes
with us to give a brand-new pair of rubber soled, canvas shoes to thousands of children in Burkina Faso.

Sheltering Wings and our partner Small Rain have been approved as Giving Partners for TOMS Shoes.

The container arrived in Yako this past week and we have already been able to do two small distributions, one to our orphanage children and one to our secondary school children.

For many of our children it was the first time that they have worn a closed toe shoe.  They didn’t know how to work it onto their foot.   They would just stick their foot in and then try to force the heel to stretch over their foot.   

But, little by little they saw that if they worked their foot into the shoe. . . . well, then the shoe fits!

What fun to see the happy smiles as the children try out their new shoes! 

Thank you TOMS for this wonderful program and for putting smiles on the children's faces!


Anonymous said...

Greetings from Norway! What a wonderful blog! I am delighted to read all these updates. I am wondering how the possibilities are for volunteering at the orphanage? If volunteering is a possibility; are any particular skills requested? I personally am a student of comparative politics, with interests in development studies and sociology. In addition, I generally love children. Could you perhaps write a post on volunteering, including thoughts and experiences with previous volunteers? Have a blessed day! - Marta

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