One Day Without Shoes . Around the World there was over 1,000 different events held on college campuses as well as places of business. This event is sponsored by Tom's Shoes. While walking without shoes around your school or office doesn't seem all that challenging imagine walking miles everyday in Africa without carpeting or sidewalks barefoot. At Emily's school they had the kids walk through different ground coverings to get a true feel of what a shoeless day could feel like. While today it seems that every time you do a charitable activity there has to be a T-Shirt to accompany it. Instead of going out and having shirts made Tom's supplies stencils so everyone can make quick shirts on their own.
Growing up I just don't remember being so aware of the needs of the world around me. I did volunteer at The Lighthouse in Bay Shore. This was a training center for the Blind. I really enjoyed reading to them, helping them learn life skills or simply playing the guitar. I had friends who were candy stripers at Southside Hospital. Many of us were Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and involved in our church groups working around our community. I just do not remember there being events. Well now there always the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon that signaled the end of summer but beyond that I can't recall
I am awed by this current generation of kids and how quickly they will answer the call. Is it just a day without shoes or 30 hours without food, maybe. Do you really think they'll forget it??