This year on BAREFOOT SUNDAY wear NEW or very nearly new shoes, and help us make an impact on our family, congregation and community.
Why give the new shoes off your feet?
· To raise poverty awareness: More than 1 billion people live on less than $1 a day, and every day 1.3 billion people walk barefoot in underdeveloped countries.
· To walk with the poor: On Barefoot Weekend, we invite you to donate the shoes off your feet and walk the rest of the day barefoot, to experience, in a small way, how 25% of the world lives.
· As a reminder to live generously: The average American man owns 19 pairs of shoes, and the average woman owns 27 pairs of shoes. This allows us to have the wonderful opportunity to give.
· Because your shoes are needed: Shoes will be donated to the Men of Nehemiah, their wives and other local charities. They are in need of new shoes that any of us would be proud to wear.