Do you remember when you were a child and you received a new pair of sneakers? What was it like the first few days?

You would wipe off the dirt and keep them as clean as possible. Having new sneakers for school was a special time, and we want to do the same for our students.

Together, we can cover more feet by collecting new pairs of sneakers.

Together, we can cover more feet by collecting new pairs of sneakers.

When I take photos of our students, I am thankful to see them in their school uniforms and many proudly wear their student ID cards. Often, I will look closely at their skin and hair to make sure they appear healthy. Then, I glance down to the ground to snap a view of their feet. What are they wearing? What’s the condition of their shoes?

Young students from our school in Lafferonay, Haiti, line up to receive new pairs of sneakers.

Young students from our school in Lafferonay, Haiti, line up to receive new pairs of sneakers.

Surprisingly, I have students tell me how they share a pair of sneakers with a younger sibling, as it may be the only pair they have. We can step in and help out by collecting sneakers for students.

Our  Give Sneakers  campaign runs from April 1 through June 30. Learn more at  GiveSneakers.com

Our Give Sneakers campaign runs from April 1 through June 30. Learn more at GiveSneakers.com

During the months of April through June we are hosting our Give Sneakers campaign and invite you to collect new pairs of sneakers for our students. This is a fun project for churches, schools, and even your workplace. For sizes and campaign resources visit GiveSneakers.com.

Together, we can cover more feet and bring joy to the life of a child. ~Tim DeTellis

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