On the 1oth Day of #12DaysOfGiving, we donated 10 pairs of children's shoes to the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation!  

The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks, as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development.

Imagine never picking out your own shoes?  Goodie Two Shoes has a mobile shoe “store”, and allows children to select their new pair of shoes.  It’s a non-profit we’ve been supporting for many years, and we’re excited to keep doing so.  In their own words:

“GTSF’s programming empowers children with the opportunity to select any pair of shoes of their choice from our large stock of traveling inventory. In January of 2010, GTSF launched its 48′ mobile shoe unit, which serves as the basis for the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation’s school-based outreach programming. This unit is a complete shoe-store-on-wheels and enables us to take our shoe distribution programming directly to children in need, at their school or referring organization.

Generous community monetary and volunteer support allows us to host two to three school-based shoe distribution events each month during the school year. We add additional shoe distribution events to our September to May school outreach programming whenever resources make it possible.

GTSF rarely accepts referrals from individuals, and instead works directly with social services agencies, school counselors, principals and the CCSD partnership office to identify large groups of children and/or schools, which would benefit most from our large-scale, scheduled distribution programming.”

You guys, it's almost Christmas.  Our team have gone home to enjoy a well-earned week off, and I'm looking forward to a few more posts (my favorite posts of the year are these ones!) and then I'm off until January 02 as well!!!

We blackmailed, errrr, asked our team to sing christmas carols for an extra day of PTO this year....please enjoy one from Mat and Jeni now: