When 10 year old Emily Walker sets her mind on something, she becomes determined to see it through. After her first successful fundraising attempt last year to raise money for injured soldiers, Emily decided that this year she was going to partner with LIFE’s Christmas Shoe Project. With the help of her Grandma Jan, Emily got the resources she needed from our office and started telling people about the need for shoes before her summer break even began.
Starting with her teachers at school, Emily shared the need for shoes and offered them the opportunity to be part of a solution. Using brochures and a DVD Emily continued her fundraising into her summer break and has presented LIFE’s Christmas Shoe Project not only to her home church, but to other churches in their area. Thanks to Emily 500 children will get shoes for Christmas this year!