The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s Thingamajig Invention Convention gives nearly 3,500 local children the opportunity to create eco-friendly inventions and compete with other young inventors for fun prizes and awards. Thingamajig encourages children to explore the fields of science, engineering and design. Kids use only recycled materials to create their inventions and learn about the importance of protecting the environment.
Out of those 3,500 children, Soles4Souls was able to give 500 low-income children new shoes. Our daughter Sondra headed up the shoe distribution from 9-3 pm and made sure all the kids got shoes that fit them perfectly. She also helped the volunteers feel comfortable helping the children get their shoes. Most of the volunteers were engineers and weren’t use to the noise and activity of 3,500 kids running around!