Hi!  We wanted to share the following information with each of you!!

Please watch the video below and see the FAQ’s about this change HERE:

 

Over the past few years we have experienced tremendous growth that is absolutely amazing! With this growth, we want to make sure we continue to always be transparent, work with integrity, and ensure our focus is on the need in Uganda. We have recently re-evaluated some of our processes and have an update to share with you.

With the success of shoe cutting parties, our Sole Hope supporters have sent in thousands on thousands of shoe uppers (the cut denim ready for production). In the last few years, we have accrued a growing amount of shoe uppers (you guys rock!). However, only 1/3 of the shoes we have currently received came to us sponsored, so our staff’s ability to turn the shoe upper into a pair of shoes is no longer in sync and we need to pause. We see this as a good problem that is just going to require a few tweaks to ensure every cut fabric becomes a shoe. They will be back in a few months, and we will keep you updated on the changes and reasons for the changes as we go through everything.

 

Note:  If you already have a Shoe Party Kit you are welcome to go ahead and host a party!  We are just asking that you follow a couple of rules during this restructuring process:

  1. Please wait to send in your shoes until they are all sponsored.  
  2. Please don’t pass your Shoe Party Kit to a friend.  Often times important pieces and instructions go missing during this transfer.  IF YOU NEED RESOURCES LISTED IN YOUR BOOKLET YOU CAN STILL ACCESS THE SHOE PARTY WEBSITE HERE! (The password is: hopeiswinning)

 

This past month our shoemaker team has grown 100% to help ensure these shoes make it into production, but this means we need the funds to cover the cost of production (materials, Tailors, and Shoemakers).

Ways to Help

So how can you still be involved during these months while we re-evaluate? It’s a New Kind of Party!

We actually have created a new Party for you to try! Our Care Kit Parties!

Before each pair of feet is fitted with new shoes, they are cleaned and treated medically. Some people require minimal care and others require extensive care and a stay at the Outreach House. You can help by gathering medical supplies needed and host a new kind of party – Care Kit Party.

To keep Sole Hope both effective and impactful, we always want to remain transparent with how to reach and serve the people of Uganda. Our supporters are the reason we are seeing change happen and hope come to life. We are so thankful and ready to help you help us strategically carry out our mission.

To keep Sole Hope both effective and impactful, we always want to remain transparent with how to reach and serve the people of Uganda. Our supporters are the reason we are seeing change happen and hope come to life. We are so thankful and ready to help you help us strategically carry out our mission.

We plan to relaunch Shoe Making parties in the coming months when production has balanced out, so stay tuned!

You can learn more on our website, but the short version is we would love for you to partner with us by packing medical supplies to go to each individual we treat at our Outreach House.

Additionally, you are welcome to host a fundraiser to help raise funds to cover the other ⅔ of those unsponsored shoes that have come in over the last several years! To learn more about personal fundraisers, reach out to FUNDRAISING@SOLEHOPE.ORG

Thank you for your support and understanding and patience over the last 7 years as we restructure this important part of our organization! We assure you, shoe cutting parties will be back soon and better than ever!

If you have any questions feel free to reach out on our Contact page: