Caring for our children's feet
In January, we gave brand new shoes to all 4,250 children in our care! Our children can feel proud as they walk, run or skip to school, knowing their feet are safe and protected.
These shoes are life-changing for our children, whose families cannot afford to give shoes. Many children who recently joined our Stand by Me family, received their first-ever pair of shoes. Our other children now have shoes that fit, are comfortable and supportive.
From a parent, "You continue to bless my family. I can never say thank you enough. You make us feel loved"
It was wonderful to start our new project in Kenya by gifting all the children and staff with new school shoes and wellies. The wellies are crucial as many children walk through deep mud to come to our Open Arms Academy during the rainy season. The school shoes give our children pride in their appearance, knowing they look ready for school helps them engage. We were able to give this generous gift and welcome the children into our Stand by Me family thanks to everyone’s generosity in our shoe appeal.
"I like my sports shoes! They look nice and I can run very fast in them while playing football" Stacy from Kenya