This last weekend the Osiris crew linked up with the Two Ten Footwear Foundation in support of National Footwear Community Service Week to help out those in need of shoes and basic necessities. The organization created an event for volunteers and friends of the "Communion" Church located in Chula Vista, CA led by Pastor Jose Montoya to partake in Children's day celebration. Volunteers of the church and friends pledged to sponsor 100 children ages 1-15 years old with one pair of brand new shoes for each child. Osiris sponsored 37 out of the 100 children. There was also food, cake and goodie bags full of candy for each of them.
The poverty stricken community in which the volunteers visited and donated the shoes and various items is located in Tijuana, Mexico. The town has very bare services and minimal paved road access. Many of the children living in this particular neighborhood can't afford to buy a new pair of shoes, a lot of these children didn't even know their own shoe size due to the fact that any of the shoes they wear now are worn down and aren't even the correct size (some too small or too large). However, the shoes provided were enough to cover the 37 kids perfectly and everyone was all smiles. Community service members and volunteers were well received in this town and it made for a great day in humanity for all.
HUGE THANK YOU to everyone involved in this amazing project: all the volunteers, Osiris employees involved, Pastor Jose Montoya, Two Ten Footwear Foundation and everyone else behind the scenes who made this amazing day happen. #footwearcares
If you are interested in some volunteer work with this wonderful organization see the info/bio below and lend a hand today!
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