Soles 4 Souls
is a non-profit org dedicated to "changing the world, one pair at a time" as it donates shoes to those in need around the globe. Acting as a facilitator, the group accepts donations of new and used shoes whether from major retailers or individuals. It then ships them to 50 countries and 35 states in the U.S., whether to a domestic abuse victim who has left everything behind or a woman from a small village, toting a week's worth of drinking water barefoot for miles. The group has now donated over 3.3 million pairs of shoes worldwide -- or one pair every 23 seconds.
Inspired by the group's mission, 19-year old Dashiel Alsup started a walk across America -- barefoot
-- to show his support. Dashiel, who goes by the dead-on nickname Dash, has already logged 1600 miles to raise awareness for Soles 4 Souls. You can read about his progress on his blog, A Single Pebble
. Dash sort of makes me feel all lazy and selfish inside, so I'm going to send in a pair of shoes. No, two pairs!