Where were my shoes? I had just exited the swimming pool to retrieve my towel from my locker. But, my New Balance runners were missing! I looked around the room. The Moms and Tots swim was taking place right now. I saw tiny shoes. I supposed a little one may have put my shoes in… Continue reading Missing Shoes!
Dwaine’s shoes were donated to him. “Brother Jimmy passed them over to me.” What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s not what you think…it’s that I don’t have enough funds to help others out and that I’ve no money for further education. I’d like to get a degree.” “With me,… Continue reading Their Shoes #7
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
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
“Bob” didn’t want his actual name to be used. “It’s bad enough being poor; I don’t want my friends to know what I’m telling you.” Bob’s shoes were given to him by his Mom. She purchased them at Foot Locker. What is your biggest struggle on a daily basis? “It’s gotta be having to meet… Continue reading Their Shoes- #4
Kelly wears steel-toed shoes donated to her by the homeless shelter three years ago. “I’m so grateful for them. I wear them everyday.” Tell me about living in poverty. What is your biggest struggle? “The hardest thing has to be trying to make a plan or a schedule. I’m always thinking, “What do I need… Continue reading Their Shoes- #2