Goal: $30,000


Project Video

Sole to Soul

  • Country: Kenya
  • Project Type: Education, Child Sponsorship, children

About this project

Sole to Soul: From New Hampshire to Nairobi, with love!

PLAY THE PROJECT VIDEO on the right of this page for details on this project.

Hayleigh, Vienna, and Sarah Scott (current ages 14, 14, and 11) raised $33,000 last year to buy new shoes for 1,500 kids at Missions of Hope Joska schools. The Scott family worked with Missions of Hope to buy the shoes in Kenya to support the local economy. The family was able to distribute the shoes as noted in the project video above.

The day after they delivered the shoes, a fire broke out in the dormitory of one of the schools which resulted in 100 kids losing their new shoes to the fire. The family has asked CMF to keep this campaign open to continue to fund new shoes for kids at Missions of Hope.

UPDATE: In October 2013, Hayleigh Scott had a life threatening bout of pneumonia which resulted in her being put on a heart lung bypass machine. In lieu of flowers and gifts, the Scott family has requested donations be made to Sole to Soul to help the kids mentioned above get new shoes. The family sent the following note to CMF:

“Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Hayleigh is making progress toward health and we are keeping people updated on her progress at our family blog www.tsfga.blogspot.com. When some of the Joska kids lost their new shoes to the fire, it bothered Hayleigh greatly. It will bring her great joy to hear that funds have been raised to get those kids new shoes and help bring some measure of meaning to this difficult time in her life.”

Please donate to this worthy cause.