Barefoot for Bare Feet
At New Palestine, we believe in Commitment, Character and Class. Samaritan's Feet models that by washing the feet and providing a new pair of socks and shoes to impoverished children worldwide. That's why I have decided 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 against Greenfield Central on December 9th in my bare feet to provide a voice for the 300 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 at New Palestine is to raise $1,000, which will distribute 100 pairs of shoes to impoverished children in Central Indiana and around the world.
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 New Palestine 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?