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Shoe Appeal 2016

Will you give a child dignity for £5 and protect their every step throughout 2017?

$31,368 raised
210 supporters

For children in countries like Ethiopia, Nepal and Colombia, a journey of several miles on foot is not an excursion, but a daily necessity. But protecting their feet is an afterthought, and sometimes, an impossibility. In these parts of the world, shoes are a privilege. An adequate pair marks the difference between a child who will engage in the joys offered by their childhood and one who will be hindered and denied by disease and disability.

When our kids receive a pair of shoes they burst with joy and are given the confidence to walk through mud, climb over rocks and splash through puddles. They are secure in the knowledge that their feet are protected from cuts, damage and disease and free to adventure into all life has to offer.

Will you help us give each of our children a quality pair of shoes? For just £5 you can protect a child’s health, restore their dignity and give them the chance to thrive.

Recent supporters

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Karen Kane gave $10
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Donna Atkinson gave $10
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Andrew Smith gave $5
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Victoria Smith gave $5
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Robert Smith gave $5
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Linda Turtle gave $10
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Jessica Boorman donated to this appeal
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Andrea Berrisford donated to this appeal
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Heather Phillips gave $5
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Michelle Birkett gave $10
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Project Updates

15 March 2017

A very big thank you for helping us reach our goal to buy every child in our care a pair of shoes. Your kindness has reached across the world to every Stand by Me project and given each child the privilege of shoes, protecting our children’s feet from injury and disease.  

In Burma at our new Shan State Home, it was Moses, Isaac, Elizabeth and Na Hmwe’s first Christmas with Stand by Me. Their faces expressing their excitement and joy at their shoes.  And in Colombia you have given the gift of shoes to children who lost all of their possessions in the Hurricane Matthew floods. Katty, age nine, delightedly remarked: “When the teacher called me and gave me this gift I was so excited! I  was not able to believe it!  I am going  to be able to wear new shoes, because the old ones got wet during the  flooding.” But they weren’t the only ones; there are thousands more kids around the world, smiling just like them thanks to you.   

You’re support has made sure our children are walking with confidence, unhindered by the fear of harm or feeling of inferiority. Together, we’ve been able to restore children’s dignity, improve their health and show them the love of Jesus. Thank you!

15 December 2016

Now spread the word...

When you give £5 and buy a Stand by Me child a pair of shoes, you protect their feet, restore their dignity and fill them with joy. You can make your donation go even further by snapping a photo of your shoes and sharing it on Social Media.

Thank you!

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