A GREAT VISION
Samaritan Walk is a new 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping kids who desperately need shoes in the United States and around the world. Many of these kids find themselves in difficult situations such as orphanages, foster care, inner-city neighborhoods and disaster zones. Our vision is to provide a brand new pair of shoes and the message of hope that God loves them. Our initial vision is to give 500,000 pairs of Swals Shoes to the kids around the world and see 100,000 souls saved for Christ.
READY TO GO
Brad Kuechler, the founder of Samaritan Walk, went with Convoy of Hope to the poorest nation in the world which is Haiti. Much of the nation lives off of $2 a day. This trip to Haiti, in August of 2012, established a connection with Convoy of Hope who will help distribute our Swalks Shoes to the orphans living there. All we need now is the funding to begin our shoe campaign. (See Brad's video of trip to Haiti)
HAITI, GAUTEMALA, AND AFRICA
Many of these kids overseas suffer from Soil Transmitted Diseases which occur from living barefoot in diseased areas of the world. Without shoes a child can get parasites that enter through the bottom of the foot and cause enemia, diseases and death. There are over a 100 million suffering from soil transmitted diseases alone. A pair of shoes can help provent this from happening. We have an established network of great humanitarian partners and organizations to distribute our shoes to the kids of Haiti, Guatemala, and even Africa.
It is hard to believe that a nation like the United States which has the greatest economy in the world has orphans living within its borders. In fact there are over 450,000 orphans that we call foster kids. Many of these kids will never find a permanant home and 65% of them will have no place to live when they "age out" of the foster care system. We are developing foster networks to help get our shoes to these kids as well.
When a hurricane, flood or fire occur in the United States people lose everything...even their shoes. Samaritan Walk is dedicated to helping those in disaster zones by providing brand new shoes to them in their time of need as well as a loving hand. We have partners that are ready to bring our shoes to many of the disaster areas of the United States and around the world.
WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR
Our nonprofit has created its own line of shoes called Swalks that we will be giving to these kids both in the United States and around the world. We have all our prototypes made and are now ready to purchase our first order so we can begin this great humanitarian effort.
The first order of shoes will be used to begin our Get1Give1 campaign in which we will offer these shoes to the general public as a fundraising campaign. When someone donates to Swalks they will get a pair of shoes as well as send a pair to people in need. Your donation will allow this to happen.
Your gift will make it possible for us to have our shoe line made so that we can begin helping the hurting and suffering kids of the world.
All donations are tax deductible!
Thank you for your support!
Brad and Carolyn Kuechler
Founders of Samaritan Walk (Swalks)