Monday, November 11, 2013

Sole Hope

At Allume I met this wonderful woman named Asher. She was beautiful inside and out. And then she told us her story. About a desire to do God's will and how that led to the founding of Sole Hope.



And my heart was sold on the whole thing. I had already signed up for the Sole Hope impact opportunity to cut old blue jeans into the beginnings of shoes. But I went ahead bought a Party Kit to take back to our youth group. I sent a text telling a friend that I had done it and the ball is rolling.
Then came my friend Mel. Mel told Asher she wanted to come and help. And my heart was opened even more. God is saying "GO!" And you know what I am listening. My plan is to go for 10-14 days in 2014 and do all that I can to help Sole Hope while I am there. I have applied to be an ambassador for the organization. I am in the planning stages of several "Cutting Parties". I proudly wear my jacket so that people will ask me "what is Sole Hope?"
But you know what? Sole Hope needs so much more right now. They need supplies for removing the jiggers. And that's where you come in. You can help two ways:
1. Set up a collection box at your church, your office, or anywhere else that will allow you.
Photo credit: Sole Hope Blog
Collect neosporin, bandaids, gloves, gauze pads and wraps, large safety pins, numbing cream, and stickers for children. Then you send all of that to:
Sole Hope
PO Box 1492
Asheville, NC 28802
2. Collect change and send it to the address above. (or collect the change and then send a check for the amount collected to them) They will purchase the medical supplies and get them to Uganda where they are needed.


There are of course other ways to help Sole Hope. You can hold a cutting party or you can make a donation. Just head over to www.solehope.com  and find out all the information.

Oh and a shameless plug- I will begin fundraising for a trip to Sole Hope in January 2014. If you would like to help me get there you can email me at laura@hentownmama.com and I will send you more information. 

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