I’m getting nothing for Christmas!

…and I couldn’t be happier about it.

Lindsay and I decided to skip buying something for each other this year, and sent the $50 each we usually spend in another direction. It’s not much, but it’s going a long way because of what Soles for Souls is doing.

I blogged about their “50,000 Shoes in 50 Days Challenge” a while back. The challenge is 35 days old, and as of now there have been 10,238 shoes purchased!! The seemingly impossible hope is that about 37,000 more pairs would be purchased over the next two weeks. But then again, nothing is impossible, right?

This week there is an anonymous donor that will match up to 500 pairs of shoes that are purchased. There’s also a drawing this week for a Wii that will go to the person who buys the most shoes.

Go check out the site and BUY SOME SHOES! Chances are that you’ll never even notice the money missing from your account.

50,000 pairs in 50 days

50000 Pairs

It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unworn shoes lying around in their closets while over 300 million children around the world have never owned a pair. An organization called Soles4Souls is giving people a way to provide shoes for 50,000 children over the next 50 days.

They’re using bloggers. Today there are about 150 bloggers (at last count) that are advertising the campaign, as well as purchasing some shoes! For only $5 we can buy two pairs of shoes- that’s all it costs to create and deliver two pairs of shoes!

All it takes is a few clicks and you’ve made a huge difference. Head over to the 50,000 Shoes website and find out more!

I’ll be asking my youth group to jump on board too.

ht: kudos to Anne Jackson for rallying the troops!