Social Good Spotlight: The Shoe That Grows

One thing I love about Imgur  is that I take away something from the site and learn something new and connect with new ideas and causes every day. Today I found this newer cause: The Shoe That Grows Kenton Less has invented a show that can grow up to 5 sizes in 5 years, meaning children in impoverished nations and families with little income will not have to grow up without shoes or shoes that fit properly.

According to The Shoe That Grows, “There are over 300 million children who do not have shoes.  And countless more with shoes that do not fit.” Children without shoes are susceptible to injuries and parasites that infect humans through our feet. The problem with ordinary shoe donations is that they are soon outgrown, which is exactly the problem that these new shoes would fix (via BoredPanda).

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The shoe comes in two sizes: Small and Large.  Each size grows 5 sizes and lasts at least 5 years. Small = Grows 5 sizes – From Kindergarten to 4th Grade Large = Grows 5 sizes – From 5th Grade to 9th Grade.

How you can help:

Donate $10 to help fill a duffle with 50 pairs of shoes that go to different parts of the world.

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