Quality shoes are required for children attending school in Kenya. This is for reasons of health, protecting the children from disease, dirt and cuts. Good shoes also add to moral in the classroom. Having a pair of polished shoes in good condition is also a tradition of the British school system. (Kenya was a British colony for many years.) In England I saw a head master line up his students to inspect their shoes, chastising those students with scuffed or worn footwear.
Fabulous African Fabris sponsors several garage sales each year to raise funds for The Good Samaritan Children's Home. This year we appealed to friends, church members, and Rotarians to donate their shoes to the cause. The funds raised from the sale of the shoes was donated to project 7377. Spike heels, running shoes, sandals, oxfords and boots ran out the garage door in Lakewood, CA. At $2.00 each pair, FAF raised $50.00 for the project, providing 5 new pairs of shoes for the children at the school. Now new intake children and those who have worn out or outgrown their shoes will not have to wait to have a completed school uniform and can join the others in class.
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