new shoes

An orphanage in the Thousand Hills area of South Africa. 


It's  where my husband and I are spending a couple of weeks learning and volunteering. 

It's also where the kids got new shoes yesterday. 



Toms advertises that for every pair of shoes that someone purchases, they give a pair away. 

These were the shoes that they were giving away.



I help out in the "crèche" - 3 to 6 year olds from the orphanage and the community. 


They were pretty excited to get their new shoes. 


Happy children and one very smiling-all-over volunteer from Canada. 


Seeing shoes go where they are promised and where they are needed. 

A good day. 





       

12 comments

  1. Wow, Sandi! I had no idea you were in South Africa! What a life-changing experience that will be. How incredible to be making a difference in those young lives. And how rewarding to see those smiling faces. I hope you'll tell us all about your experience!

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    1. It's an amazing country. We are very fortunate to be able to experience a bit of South Africa.

      Sandi

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  2. That's amazing! I love my Toms and am so glad to see them making a difference in a child's life! Such an amazing experience for you too Sandi!

    Amanda
    First Grade Garden

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  3. I was so excited to see this. Glad to read about Tom's getting to kids that need it the most. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I was excited to see the boxes of shoes! It is nice to see that they really do give shoes away.

      Sandi

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  4. Wow! You're having the most amazing experiences. I love that sweet pic of all the kids together.

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    1. The kids do "cute" exceedingly well.

      Sandi

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  5. Definitely a good day Sandi. I'm so happy that you are there and able to help. Enjoy these days and the kids!

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    1. I am enjoying spending time with these wonderful kids. They are so much fun.

      Sandi

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  6. That's a pretty incredible experience! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Rhythm. I bet you would LOVE playing with the kids here.

      Sandi

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  7. Amazing! How wonderful that you are doing this! Love those smiles, bet they really appreciated the shoes! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Kid Culture Hop!

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