Barefoot for Bare Feet
Being a part of Samaritan's Feet gives me the opportunity to serve others. Having my student government and student-athletes taking part in the mission of Samaritan's Feet is very critical in educating them about how fortunate they are to have the simple things in life such as a pair of shoes.
For the past three years, I have walked 8+ miles barefoot to a game in January to raise awareness for this cause. I have coached 55 consecutive games in my bare feet in hopes that one day Samaritan's Feet Founder and President, Manny Ohonme's dream of putting shoes on the feet of 10 million children will be fulfilled. Our goal for the coaches in South Carolina this year is 10,000 pairs of shoes. Please join me and other coaches around South Carolina and help us reach our goal
Samaritan's Feet models servant leadership by washing the feet and providing a new pair of socks and shoes to impoverished children worldwide. That's why I decided 4 years ago to help Samaritan's Feet and their “Barefoot for Bare Feet” movement. I am joining thousands of other coaches, to use my platform by coaching multiple games in my bare feet to provide a voice for the 300,000,000 million children who wake every day in their bare feet.
From across the nation, college, high school, and community coaches are coaching games in their bare feet and influencing university and high school students and faculty to get involved to help make a difference. Governors from several states and business leaders have gone barefoot to work to help bring awareness to this cause. Since 2007, through this effort, Samaritan’s Feet has raised more than 2,000,000 pairs of new shoes and nearly $2 million dollars.
Our goal in South Carolina is to raise 10,000 pairs of shoes ($100,000) which will be distributed in South Carolina and around the world to impoverished children.
I am hoping that this example will lead our players to live a life of service. It's important that they embrace character, commitment and class and live that out while they are at our school and once they leave.
Samaritan’s Feet was started in 2003 to put 10 million pairs of shoes on children’s feet in 10 years around the world and serves the impoverished in over 62 countries around the world. To date, they have placed new shoes and new socks on the feet of more than 3.5 million children.
Become a part of the barefoot movement. As more of us stand ‘barefoot’ together, the impact will continue to grow and more children will be given hope.
Will you provide a voice for the 300 million barefoot children around the world?