Dreaming of Shoes

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By Analiz G. Schremmer

Earlier this year, Buckner International partnered with An Orphan’s Bright Star to send 121 Shoes for Orphan Souls to children and teens in the Green Forest Internat orphanage in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The children received them as Easter presents.

“Many parcels arrived from the United States containing beautiful new shoes,” said Green Forest Internat Director Vasily Nikolaevich Goga. “Our children were dreaming of new shoes from early spring, but they had none. Suddenly, this dream was made reality when shoes came to us from you. Our children could not believe it at first.

“These are all ours to choose?” they asked. “They found so much happiness in trying on and wearing these beautiful shoes. Our children and staff are happy that they have such friends as you.”

Rachel Garton, director of Shoes for Orphan Souls said she was glad to see the pictures of the orphan children receiving their new shoes.
“This is what we are all about,” Garton said. “Supplying shoes brings happiness to the orphans and fulfills a basic need for orphan children. The shoes are vital to their health and wellbeing and we were glad to partner with An Orphan’s Bright Star to make life better for these children.”

An Orphan’s Bright is a non-profit focuses on serving orphans in the Ukraine. They took care of shipping the Buckner shoes to orphans in the country.

Help Buckner International put shoes on the feet of orphans. Donate a pair of shoes now.

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