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Shoe Man

Leslie Brown

You know, when your feet hurt, you hurt all over. When your feet are cold, it just makes you feel cold all over.

Andre McDonnell of New York, works at a trendy Soho boutique as his vocation, his passion though, is getting foot-wear on some needy people after work.

His inspiration came from seeing a man with no shoes at all as he played basketball with some friends; he gave that man the shoes right off of his feet.

“As I walked away, I felt the gravel under my own feet, and it just hit me there has to be something more that I can do,” Andre explains.

“From the Sole”, begun by Andre, gathers donated athletic shoes, and gets them on the feet of people who truly need them.

He treks every day from SoHo to Grand Central and Union Square to distribute the donated athletic shoes. Now he receives tons of donations from equally charitable New Yorkers.

He even takes the time to wash each and every pair himself, spending around $50-60 a week at the laundromat.

His only aim is to make those in need walk a little easier through their already rough lives.

The incredible gesture makes a huge impact on the lives of those he helps. You can find more information on how you can help contribute shoes and donations to this amazing cause by checking out the movement’s website and Facebook.

Here’s a story about some teens gathering shoes for people in other countries.

To read more about his amazing ministry, click below.
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