11.10.2008

50,000 Shoes...

The 50,000 Pairs in 50 Days Challenge

Several blogs that I read regularly have posted today about an incredible opportunity called 50,000 Shoes. It's an incredible undertaking that I'd like to challenge you, my readers, to be a part of. Soles 4 Souls is a charity that has donated over 3.5 millions pairs of shoes to those in need in over 61 countries. Their vision is simple: get shoes to the people who need them. There are over 300 million people in our world who don't have shoes. The 50,000 Shoes in 50 Days Challenge is all about using social media, like this blog, to rally people around this cause. It means that you and I have a chance to do something about it.

It's this simple: Step up and take the 50,000 Shoes in 50 Days Challenge. For only $5 you can buy two pairs of shoes. For just 5 bucks, you can make a difference in people's lives. You can put shoes on a person's feet for the very first time.

Think about it folks. Most of us spend close to $5 at Starbucks on the way to the office in the mornings or ordering a movie off of our cable's pay per view. $5 is nothing to the vast majority of us. It is easy. It is simple. So go HERE and do it now. Plus, your $5 donation gives you the opportunity to win a chance to hand deliver your shoes on a Soles 4 Souls trip to Mexico.

So skip the Starbucks in the morning. Watch an old movie on TBS instead of ordering that new release. Use your money to make a difference. Do it now.

I think this is such a good thing that I'm willing to anty-up and put my money where my blog is, so to speak. Here is what I want you to do. Leave a comment on this blog and let me know when you've paid for your pairs of shoes. If my readers get 10 donations, then Johanna and I will match it. Let's make a difference together!

6 comments:

david said...

I bought 2 different pairs, which netted me a free flip flop key chain from the Soles4Souls folks.

Thanks for the heads up, Nic.

jonathan said...

dude i saw this earlier on collide's blog, but put it off cuz i didnt have time to do anything with it.

dig the challenge, so i'm gonna send the thousands of daily readers at jonathanmobley.com to take you up on it as well.

ps-i donated 2 pairs.

Anonymous said...

I did it. Thanks for making us aware!
Melissa Edgington
Eastland, Texas

Anonymous said...

donated a pair. i shall spread the word.

foster

Kaycee GIlmore said...

I donated 2 pair also....Thanks for putting it out there.....

Kaycee Gilmore McClure

DeAnn said...

Hey, I went to buy shoes and it wanted to know where to have them shipped. What do I need put for shipping? Aunt D