Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Whoa! Diamond Ring Found in Donated Shoes

Every woman knows what it feels like to lose something that was important to her, whether it's a baby blanket, wallet, or piece of beloved jewelry, and knows how much it hurts when it happens.

But while the loss of such precious things usually makes us think of thieves, robbers, or our own forgetfulness, we don't usually expect it to happen accidentally while we're doing good deeds for the community.

Such was somebody's fate after donating a pair of shoes to the charity Soles4Souls in Florida.

Soles4Souls, an international shoe charity that collects shoes for the needy, recently discovered a misplaced diamond ring, which fell out of a pair of shoes donated at the Foot Solutions franchise in The Village, FL.

As the donations are often anonymous, the owner of the ring is still unknown, and Foot Solutions owners Linda and Malcolm Barry are now searching for the person who lost something so precious in an act of generosity. If any of you readers out there know someone who donated shoes and lost a diamond ring in the process, please forward this along!

With that said, the rest of us should learn our lesson for now. First, if we've got some new or used shoes that we no longer want or need, consider donating them to Soles4Souls, which currently distributes shoes to people in over 70 countries--the high that we get from giving back is really worth taking the time. And second, let's remember to be careful when handling our prized possessions because we'd never want to end up accidentally giving away a little more than planned!

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