The good looking, hard working, professional Soles4Souls staff at a recent event.We’re so proud to be part of this team!
Archive for April, 2010
They say necessity is the mother of invention. Allan demonstrated that by using a table knife and tiny saw to cut a piece of dowling. A cupboard was coming loose in the RV, so he needed to build a support brace. After 30 minutes of sawing with his tiny blades, the job was completed. His sense of accomplishment was short lived as he went outside to stain the wood. The wind blew the stain over, spraying his face and shirt with stain. I think it looks like a blotchy suntan.
After two days of driving the curviest, windiest roads in America, we got to Bentonville Arkansas to set up for the Green EXPO. Our Soles4Souls RV is front and center of the convention center so everyone will see us and hopefully bring some gently-used shoes. The wind is blowing so hard though, that we may be across the street by the time the event starts!
Even though tornado warnings continuously ran on the radio, people flocked to the Galleria Mall in Cool Springs, Tennessee last Saturday. CDL Properties, owner of malls across the country, partnered with Soles4Souls to collect gently-used shoes in all their malls. We celebrated with children’s activities and music at the Galleria Mall. Kids bowled with giant inflatable bowling pins and created biodegradable sculptures from packing peanuts made out of cornstarch. Various musicians entertained, including Soles4Souls’ own Tiffany Johnson singing songs from her new CD, “Scuffed and Simple”.
Having lived in Bellingham for over 24 years, we frequently drove the 20 miles to the Canadian border for fun times in Vancouver and points beyond. On our recent trip to Bellingham, we visited Unity of the Valley Church in White Rock, British Columbia. Unity churches have partnered with Soles4Souls in a program called “Shoes for Unity”. Church members can “sponsor” shoes for an individual, family, school or even a village. Unity of the Valley Church, led by Julie Montague, was filled with friendly, enthusiastic people looking to make the world a better place.They made us feel so welcome…plus they are now talking about having another used-shoe drive!