There are over 300 million children who do not have shoes, and countless more with shoes that do not fit. Sometimes they receive donations of shoes, but these are kids. Their feet grow. And many of them outgrow donated shoes within a year. This puts them right back where they started.
This month’s Ministry Spotlight partner is The Shoe That Grows.
With The Shoe That Grows, a kid will receive a pair of shoes that grows five sizes and fits for years. As result they are more likely to stay healthy, happy and ready to take the next step to their future. Over 100,000 pairs of The Shoe That Grows have been distributed in over 90 countries.
Designed to not only be functional and long-lasting, The Shoe That Grows also ships and travels easily. In fact, 50 small pairs are packed into a standard sized duffel bag (provide) that weighs less than 50 pounds. As a result you can take 50 pairs of shoes in a bag on a plane.
Every $15 raised helps cover the cost of one pair of shoes. You can donate to fill bags of shoes for kids at Bukati Primary School in Kenya. Kids, without shoes, that attend this school are heavily effected by jigger infestation. Jiggers are tiny fleas that cause big problems and prevent school attendance. Help The Shoe that Grows provide a pair of shoes for every child – 668 kids in total!
Help distribute shoes to kids! If you are traveling to or serving kids who need long-lasting footwear to keep them healthy, happy, and in school, Because International wants to connect with you to help you take The Shoe That Grows to those kids.
What is Ministry Spotlight?
Every month, we take a moment to shine the spotlight on a ministry that is serving our communities and sharing the Gospel. Think of it as a virtual high five. These ministries are going above and beyond to serve our communities, share the Gospel and spread love. This is our way of saying thanks and offering a hand of help and prayer.