- Written by Captain David Captain David
- Created: 07 December 2016 07 December 2016
Please help us... to help those in need.
Over 2 billion people suffer from soil-transmitted diseases and parasites. They live in areas that do not have adequate sanitation. They struggle with proper hygiene. They do not have the right clothing, resources, or healthcare. And being sick = struggling. Kids miss school, can’t help their families, suffer with pain. Many of these diseases and parasites get into the body because people don’t have shoes.
There are over 300 million children who do not have shoes. And countless more with shoes that do not fit. Sometimes they receive donations of shoes, but these are kids. Their feet grow. And they outgrow donated shoes within a year. Right back where they started.
There is a great organization called Because International | The Shoe That Grows. They make shoes that are extremely durable, and that will grow with a child so that one pair of shoes will last five years. We are working with them to help bring shoes to children in need throughout the Caribbean.
We can carry several hundred pairs of shoes at a time on board Sail Quest as we travel the Caribbean, and will be giving them out to children who have no shoes. Our target areas this year are the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala.
Here is how YOU can help. Donate! For $16 US (about $21 Cdn) you can provide a pair of shoes. How hard is it for you to come up with that much money? That's what, a couple of cups of coffee... one lunch out at a restaurant... a 2 hour movie! One pair of shoes will last FIVE YEARS!!!
For every $16 donated we will give out a pair of shoes in your name. We will list your name on our website along with a photo, name and town of the child who received your shoes.
You can also help by spreading the word, get others involved, even get a fundraiser going at work.