Their Shoes #19

James has been a client and volunteer at the shelter for as long as I’ve volunteered there. I don’t think anyone can wash dishes as quickly as James. He bought his running shoes at Champs Sports store. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Definitely, shelter. I don’t have a place… Continue reading Their Shoes #19

Their Shoes #13

Chrissie found her shoes at the side of the road. Someone tossed them out as garbage. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Money. You need money for everything. Right now the problem is finding some winter clothing. I hardly have anything suitable for winter. My boyfriend got me a coat.… Continue reading Their Shoes #13

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 #7

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

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