Nearly 300 homeless individuals and their families across Oahu received shoes Saturday morning through generous donations made by the local non-profit group Humbled Soles.
In partnership with The Aloha Dream Center and Anchor Church, over 800 pairs of shoes were donated at outreach events at Waimanalo Beach Park and Waianae Boat Harbor.
“Today’s event was nothing short of a miracle,” said Humbled Soles president, Grant Schultz. “To see the smiles on all their faces and how much they appreciated what we did for them was a treasurable moment.”
Humbled Sole’s motto, “touching soles one step at a time.”
“Even through all the tough times and hardships that may be going on in their lives, we were able to bring joy and make someone’s holidays that much merrier,” Schultz said. “So for us to give back to those who are less fortunate here in our local communities, especially during the holiday season is a heartwarming feeling.”
Today’s event brought in about 250 adults and 50 children and teens.
Those who attended were also able to choose from gently used clothes, toys and baby items. They were even treated to cookies and milk.
Founded in August 2015, Humbled Soles has donated almost 1,000 pairs of shoes to date to people in need across the island.
If you would like to donate your new or gently used shoes contact Humbled Soles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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