All I want for Christmas are Shoes!
Shoes for the Homeless, Inc. received an email just before the holidays saying “All I need for Christmas are shoes” and it was signed Jesus. We reached out to him immediately. Jesus told us that he is a 50 y/o homeless man who desperately needed a pair of shoes, size 11. He told us that his shoes were literally coming apart and it was causing him much pain. It was also causing blisters and other skin problems. The next day we met with him with two pairs of size 11 shoes. It turned out that he actually wore a size 11 wide and the ones we brought were too narrow and did not fit. We then went back to our storage area and found 3 pairs of size 11 wide. We were able to meet with Jesus the next day and one of the pairs was a perfect fit. He was so happy! He seemed like a new person, without pain.
The following are three messages we were sent from Jesus after he received the shoes:
Message 1 (same day he received the shoes):
To Shoes For The Homeless,
Being homeless is physically and emotionally draining in itself. Shoes that are worn out or get wet when it rain makes it even more difficult. Thus I am extremely grateful and happy that I met your organization and that you helped me with a great pair of shoes. I want to thank your organization and to the people who donate shoes for us. I am homeless but was a member of the working society. Sometimes people just fall on hard times and need help.
Thank you and god bless.
Message 2 (a few days later):
I’m sorry but I have to tell you again how much I love my shoes! They are like walking on air. I feel a sense of relief and comfort. One of the best shoes I have ever owned.
Message 3 (a week later):
My feet feel so much better. The blisters and skin problems are healing. My feet are dry and comfortable.
A simple pair of shoes can provide comfort, relief of pain, heal foot problems and improve quality of life. Jesus is a perfect example of this outcome. We see it over and over again in men, women and children experiencing homelessness.
Our vision is to be able to provide a good pair of shoes to everyone in need throughout the United States. Thank you for supporting our efforts.
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