Soles for Kenya, a student-organized “shoe-raiser,” is collecting 1000 used shoes for Kenyan orphans and Newton Running is matching their efforts by donating 1000 pairs of Newton Running Performance Trainers.
Students from Kent Denver High School, J. K. Mullen High School, Regis Jesuit Boys and Girls’ Schools, St. Anne’s Episcopal School and Colorado Academy oversaw the collection process.
Aside from supplying much-needed footwear to Kenyan orphans, their goal is to raise awareness for the 2.5 million orphans living with the legacy of the AIDS pandemic: poverty, drought, starvation and tribal warfare. The Denver teenagers were touched by Tumaini’s cause and wanted to expand the circle of care for African orphans.
You can help by making a $15 cash donation to Tumaini Ministries, which they will use to purchase more Newton Running shoes. The shoes will be distributed in Kenya by Eunice Kariuki, founder and executive director of Tumaini, a Kenyan home for orphans, to local orphanages and street kids in Nairobi, Kenya.
Visit the Soles for Kenya Facebook page here.