- Posted by Courtney Quigley
- On August 13, 2015
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Dear Hope’s In community,
Last year one of our volunteers Matt Coy was moved when he noticed so many small children running around the communities with no shoes. Community streets are often lined with scraps of metal, broken glass, dirt and dog waste so shoes are necessary for good health and sanitation. Feeling convicted, Matt started an initiative called Hope’s In Stride where he collected over 500 pounds of shoes to give to the Treasures.
Yesterday over 40 children left soccer camp with a new soccer jersey donated by BASA, a pair of shoes collected by Matt, and a soccer ball (soccer balls and jerseys were collected by our volunteer Maggie Horak). Though I was not at soccer camp, when I was walking back throughout the communities to get to Potter’s House’s facility I saw so many children walking by just grinning ear to ear with a soccer ball in hand, jersey thrown over one shoulder and shoes over the other. We are grateful for Matt’s heart and action.
I shared the story of this project with you because it just shows what one person, who experiences compassion, can do! It shows how something that breaks our hearts can actually drive us into a project, or even life, of purpose.