Generosity Of Spirit Is Contagious

Social change
CJ Bowry
Founder of Sal's Shoes
“There are 300 million children around the world for whom walking with shoes is a rarity. There are 58 million children around the world who are not in school. 29 million of those 58 million are not in school because they haven’t the means and in a lot of countries you can not go to school if you haven’t got shoes.”

Feet in shoes are protected feet. Protected from injury and, in areas of low sanitation, the spread of infection.

Noticing her son, Sal, was outgrowing his shoes long before out wearing them, and that shoes are difficult to recycle, CJ Bowry set up Sal's Shoes to find new feet for old shoes.

At the time of this talk, equipped with a logo, a website, a Twitter account and a Facebook page, Sal and her team had collected over 8,000 pairs of outgrown kids shoes and found them new feet in 8 countries worldwide. That number is now over 2million pairs, in 49 countries around the world! Incredible.

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