I'd like to tell you about a Vancouver-based Humanitarian-Educational initiative called Shoes for the World. 

Our Mission:


Our mission is to collect shoes and clothes, transport them to places in need, to learn about each other, to foster understanding, tolerance and love for our fellow human beings and our planet.

Shoes for the World “connect communities” around the planet.

The idea for Shoes for the World came to me while listening to stories and looking at pictures from Jackie and Malcolm Holt, members of the cruising community who had sailed through third-world countries.


One particular photo really caught my attention. It was of a child from a small South Pacific island who had just received his first pair of shoes. The look of pure joy on his face shook my fibers and got me thinking…….



-What can I do?