Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shoes to Uganda

Assist International, in partnership with Soles4Souls, delivered athletic shoes to orphans in Bugembe, Uganda. Soles4Souls provides Assist International with footwear to support them in their orphan and widow projects in remote villages of Africa and Asia.

Tim Reynolds, the Executive Director at Assist International, handed out shoes donated by END footwear to the children of the village.

"The kids were so excited to receive their first pair of tennis shoes," said Reynolds. "Most of them were either barefoot or wearing sandals too large or too small for them. They had never learned how to tie a pair of shoes," he said.

More shoes are being sent to Bugembe in July for the children yet to receive a pair.

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