Image waking up without shoes and without hope. Most people will never know what that's like. 300 million children experience this every day. That's the reason Carolina Panthers' Starting Wide Receiver, Steve Smith has decided to use his bare feet to tell the story of impoverished children throughout the world and right here in the U.S.
On September 9th, when Steve left his shoes on the field at Raymond James Stadium against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and walked across the field in his bare feet, he did something that had never been done before in professional sports history. Steve Smith will take off his shoes and socks after each game, encourage his teammates to do the same and leave the game worn shoes at midfield in a symbolic gesture. Steve, and eventually his peers, will walk barefoot down the corridor into the locker room.
This will happen each week for 16 weeks. And you have a chance to buy those game worn shoes that Steve and other NFL players have used on the football field. Please review the different shoes available for you to bid on and please be generous. For every $10.00 you donate, we can put a pair of shoes on the feet of impoverished children.
Our objective is to help you provide a voice for children who don’t have a voice.
“I take my shoes and socks off each game to provide a voice for the impoverished who don’t have a voice,” said Steve Smith. “I have teamed with Samaritan’s Feet and Lifetouch Sports to help raise thousands of pairs of shoes. There are 300 million children who woke up this morning without shoes to put on their feet. People in our own country are wearing shoes 3 and 4 sizes too small or they have lost all integrity. People can help one of those children right now by bidding on my game worn shoes. The money raised will go towards placing a new pair of shoes on the feet of a child in need anywhere in the world”.
These kids need people like you to tell their story of impoverished living conditions and not being able to meet basic needs…food and clothing. We believe with the right combination, we can reach thousands of children and tie the barefoot movement into one common goal…providing shoes to the impoverished.
I hope you share in our excitement and our passion to bring hope and relief to the poor and destitute children across the US and around the world.
This program will directly impact children throughout the world. Proceeds from each auction would be used to secure shoes to ship directly to Samaritan’s Feet teams who would distribute the shoes to children in need.
Will you join our team by making a donation?