Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Give A Shoe, Change A Life?

Samaritan's Feet is an international ministry focused on brining a life-changing message of hope to youths and children through sports and recreational adventures. They provide relief to hurting people displaced due to poverty, ravaged wars, and religious persecution. They demonstrate compassion by washing and equipping their feet with shoes, and touching their hearts with the love of God.

Founded by Emmanuel (Manny) Ohonme, who was given his first pair of shoes a in Lagos, Nigeria when a stranger from Wisconsin befriended a young African boy, he developed a love for basketball eventually earning a full scholarship to the University of North Dakota where he met his wife Tracie and earned an executive position in a leading technology company.

Four years ago he left a lucrative marketing and supply chain job to start Samaritan’s Feet. Since then, over 500,000 pairs of shoes have been donated. And one basketball coach who heard about Manny began coaching barefoot to use his influence to raise awareness for Samaritan’s Feet. Read the USA Today story by clicking here. Or click the pic for more details.

“Samaritan’s Feet” goal is to put 10 million shoes on the feet of 10 million impoverished people over the next 10 years. You wanna help?

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