Rarely do the children of Rwamagana, Rwanda wear real shoes. In most cases they wear flip-flops or plastic rain boots. So imagine the excitement when Laurent Muvunyi, ARDR Allies President, delivered 51 new pairs of athletic shoes to our sponsored children of ARDR during his July 2017 visit.
The shoes were donated by Shoes 4 the Shoeless, a Dayton, Ohio non-profit organization which was founded in 2010 and has delivered well over 50,000 pairs of socks and shoes to disadvantaged children within the Dayton, Ohio region. Shoes 4 the Shoeless was excited to provide socks and shoes to ARDR Allies after Laurent contacted them for assistance.
However, the cost of shipping shoes overseas is extremely cost prohibitive. Therefore, Laurent and Ken got their heads together and decided to pay for extra airline baggage and pack the socks and shoes into a large suitcase and duffel bag which Laurent could take on his trip to Rwanda. After a couple of hours of cramming and nesting the smaller shoes into the larger shoes the shoes were packed and ready to go.
Thank you Shoes 4 the Shoeless!