Their Shoes #12

Jacquie’s shoes were given to her by a friend. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Eating. Having enough food for myself, my husband and my three children. I usually don’t eat. My husband eats a lot. I go to food banks often. I do the circuit of food banks within… Continue reading Their Shoes #12

Their Shoes #11

Frenchy’s shoes were donated to him by a local shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter. I’ve been trying to find a bachelor or one bedroom apartment for months. Right now, I’m staying with a friend. But, he’s “on drugs”.  The environment’s not good for me. I’m not welcomed… Continue reading Their Shoes #11

Their Shoes #10

Richard’s shoes were donated to him by the shelter. He wears size 14 shoes which are difficult to find. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “That would be just trying to cope with everything.” “I’ve had flat feet all my life. But, I developed pain in my foot way back… Continue reading Their Shoes #10

Their Shoes- #9

Joshua’s shoes were donated by one of the shelters in Windsor. It was a cold November day and he wore sandals with thick socks. He told me he prefers sandals to shoes because his feet are sore from gout. Sandals hurt his feet less than confining shoes which put pressure on his feet. What is your… Continue reading Their Shoes- #9

Their Shoes #8

While “Kim” consented to the use of her name for her story, I still feel an overwhelming need to protect her. Kim’s story is brutally honest. Her running shoes were donated by a manager at the homeless shelter. “Thank God for Anthony. He handed me them and said, “Here’s a brand new pair of shoes!” They… Continue reading Their Shoes #8

Their Shoes- #6

Chris’s shoes were donated by the homeless shelter. Chris works at a grocery store, corralling buggies. He also volunteers on his days off at the shelter, serving food and washing dishes. What do you think is the biggest struggle facing the poor on a daily basis? “The biggest problem for them is being hungry.  Often… Continue reading Their Shoes- #6

Their Shoes- #5

  Anthony (or “Big Ant” as he’s fondly called) received his red Jordan shoes from a friend. Big Ant works security at Caesars Windsor and is an operations manager at the homeless shelter. He helps out with cooking to feed 200 people a day, serves clients , distributes hygiene kits, washes dishes and does whatever… Continue reading Their Shoes- #5