We’re challenging your mind and body through the three challenges being shared. You can participate in any of the challenges at any time during the year.
Week two brought us the Shoe Roundup Challenge. For many of our patients, their Sole Hope shoes are their first pair of new shoes. They may also be the only pair of closed-toe shoes that they have. Why is this important? Closed-toe shoes cover the sole, the sides, the toes, and the heels of the feet, protecting the areas where jiggers often burrow. Challenge your perspective this week and help us raise funds and awareness for the mission of Sole Hope!
Bare feet are unprotected feet, and they are vulnerable to foot-related diseases like jiggers. The good news is that jiggers are preventable. When children receive treatment and shoes from Sole Hope to protect their feet, they also receive education on how to treat and prevent jiggers. In order to remain jigger-free, education must be put into action. Your support makes this process possible. The Shoe Roundup Donation Challenge gives YOU an opportunity to share the mission of Sole Hope and help make this life-changing process a reality for thousands of vulnerable feet in Uganda.
Who’s up for the challenge?
ANYONE can participate from ANYWHERE! If you have shoes in your closet, let’s put them to work with this challenge.
Who can you challenge?
- Small group / Life group / Sunday School Class
- Local businesses
- Schools / groups / classes / teams
- College groups / teams
- Your town
- Social media friends / influencers
Think big and get creative! Know an athlete or a business who depends on good shoes to do their work? Challenge them too!
How does it work?
This challenge is easy! Count the number of shoes in your closet or in your home if you’re participating as a family. Raise $1 for every pair of shoes in your home to help provide a pair of Sole Hope shoes for someone in Uganda.
Seem too easy? We’ve got you covered! Host a Shoe Party and make as many shoes as you have in your closet or home. For example, if you have 20 pairs of shoes in your home, you would make 20 pairs of shoes and raise the matching donations for each pair to be completed in Uganda.
Whichever option you choose, share your photos and videos on social media using the #solehopechallenge and tag Sole Hope!
Ready to get started?
Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas and answers to your most frequently asked questions.
I have hosted a shoe party before and plan to again soon but I have been given some denim in different colors. Are other colors allowed?
Beth, yes, you can use any color or pattern of denim. It doesn’t have to be just blue. 🙂
I am so happy to see this challenge! I have 65 pairs of shoes cut and $280 to donate. Which address should I mail it all to?
Thank you, Michelle! Everything can be mailed to 605 E. Innes, Street, #3263 Salisbury, NC 28144.
We’d really like to do this and have cut out many pairs of shoe, but are having trouble raising the funds to go along with them. Shoe kit info says $10 must be provided for each pair. But above person has 65 pairs and $280?
Thanks for reaching out! We understand funding the shoes is often challenging. We’re happy to help you with resources and tools to help you get your shoes funded. Send an email to email@example.com, and we’ll talk through options with you. Each pair does have to be fully funded in order to be completed. Every host achieves this in different ways, whether it’s fundraising before, during, or after the party. Let us know how we can support you!