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Tulane and Loyola have joined the “Barefoot for Bare Feet” movement. We are excited about coaching our game in our bare feet on Sunday, November 6th to raise $1,000 to help impoverished families in New Orleans. We will help Samaritan's Feet distribute 2,000 pairs of shoes during the 2012 Men's Final Four.
Please join this barefoot campaign and help us make a difference in the life of a impoverished child in New Orleans and around the world.
This barefoot movement involves coaches, governors, business leaders, teachers, pastors and many more using their platforms by performing their jobs barefoot 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. Through this effort Samaritan’s Feet has raised more than 2,000,000 pairs of new shoes and nearly $2 million dollars.
The barefoot movement started with one coach, former IUPUI (Indiana University, Purdue University-Indianapolis) Head Basketball Coach and current Georgia State Head Basketball Coach, Ron Hunter, who said yes to something that has changed the lives of children around the world … including his own. Thousands of coaches have said yes to raise awareness for Samaritan’s Feet and the 300 million children around the world who are forced to go barefoot because they don’t own a pair of shoes.
Samaritan’s Feet is partners with the NCAA, NFHS, NABC, NACDA, NIAAA, WBCA and many other organizations to help us reach our goal. Through these partnerships, thousands of coaches across the country have said YES to the Barefoot Coaching Movement and have changed the lives of children forever … including their own.
Samaritan’s Feet was started 8 years ago,with a goal to put 10 million pairs of shoes on children’s feet in 10 years around the world. Samaritan’s Feet serves the impoverished in over 62 countries around the world and has placed new shoes on the feet of more than 3.5 million children, but we still have a long way to go to reach our goal.
Will you provide a voice for the 300 million barefoot children around the world?