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The Unveiling of The Secret November 10, 2008


You have waited with baited breath I am sure!!

Here’s the deal. Soles4Souls has launched an initiative through social media outlets to give away 50,000 pairs of shoes in 50 days. For more information about this click here.

What can you do?

Give up that Starbucks coffee for 4 days and donate instead. It seriously only costs $5 for TWO pairs of shoes. Five bux!! No shipping. No fees. No trips to the dreaded post office. Not even a stamp is involved. Nada. Giving up your Starbucks addiction for 4 days will donate 8 pairs of shoes!!

Who doesn’t have that? Heck, if you give up pizza night you could donate $15 and give 6 pairs of shoes. Right? Pack your lunch instead of buying a 12 inch Subway sub for $5 and you can give 2 pairs of shoes.


Count your loose change. Bet you have five dollars worth just in your couch.


Did you know…

  • It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 BILLION pairs of unworn shoes lying in their closets while over 300 MILLION children around the world have never owned a pair of shoes?

PLUS — there is a bonus for your gift. After 50,000 pairs of shoes have been donated, someone (with a guest of their choice) will be randomly selected to hand deliver the shoes they purchased to someone in need on one of Soles4Souls’ trips to Mexico!!!! Wow!!!!!

Rich and I already gave our donation. Now it’s your turn. Join me, Anne Jackson, and over 150 bloggers across the web in an effort to give shoes to those who desperately need them.

Then, after you’ve donated, come back here and help encourage others to participate. Leave a comment that you donated and brag about how SIMPLE it was to give.

Five dollars. What better gift — what cheaper gift — can you give this holiday season?

Want another bonus? Ok. You got it! If you readers collectively (as in group effort) donate $50 TODAY (Monday, November 10, 2008) and post your comment on my blog — Rich and I will MATCH the donation dollar for dollar up to $50. In other words, we will donate $50 in addition to the $50 that you have given. That means for your $5 we’ll give $5 so the donation becomes $10.

That’s just 10 people giving a $5 donation each. That’s MORE than doable on here!

So donate — comment (don’t forget to tell me how much you gave so I can keep track) — and then watch the ripple grow!!

Click here.
Then comment here.
Make a difference!!
Now go!!


6 Responses to “The Unveiling of The Secret”

  1. Souls4Souls is a great organization! Our company collected about 150 pairs of shoes earlier this fall…and we learned so much about their ministry…

    Thanks for doing your part in this ministry!

  2. Lorna Says:

    This is awesome. Count me in. πŸ™‚

  3. Candy Says:

    Already did this after seeing it on SCL – what a great idea! My money’s sent! And God bless you for the match πŸ™‚

  4. mommato3blessings Says:

    That’s awesome! I donated- $20.

    So cool of you to do this, Heidi!

  5. tonyyork Says:

    Since I am helping spread the word, I won’t add my total here… but I do want to say – I gave !! And not because it makes me the bigger person but because I also want to encourage others to give. Shoes may not seem like a big thing to some people, but we had a group of teenagers return from Africa this year where they saw children running around outside without shoes while it was WINTER. There was ice on the ground. I am sure they would have loved to have a pair of shoes.

    SO GIVE – it doesn’t take much.

    Way to go, Heidi !!

  6. candidchatter Says:

    You are all doing awesome!! Thank you so very much for your donations. πŸ™‚

    We’ll be happy to match up to $50 so keep on donating you beautiful blog loving big hearted sweeties.

    *muah* <<that’s a cyber kiss πŸ˜‰


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