Bali

In the run up to Christmas December 2015, https://m.facebook.com/thetuicollection2e hosted the first Sal's Shoes collection in Singapore. The 107 pairs of Sal's Shoes collected were distributed to disadvantaged children  in Bali by https://m.facebook.com/IndonesiaSoleMen


 

South Denpasar

In December 2015 https://m.facebook.com/thetuicollection2e/ hosted a Sal's Shoes collection in Singapore. The shoes collected were distributed to disadvantaged children in Bali. After seeing our posts on social media, the expat community in Bali started to donated pre-loved shoes in Bali itself. These shoes were distributed in April 2016 at http://www.careforkidsbali.com an orphanage that is home to 87 children.


Cambodia

Orphanage

In January 2014 some weather-appropriate shoes were selected from the collections brought in from Meadow Sure Start Children’s Centre and Fairfield Halls and were distributed at an orphanage in Cambodia.


Cuba

Playa Matanzas

In December 2015 Sal was fortunate to see in practice what he was the inspiration for by helping to distribute shoes alongside his younger sister Clemie at the children's home Hogar de Ninos sin Amparo Filial de Matanzas - a home for orphaned and abandoned children.


Democratic
Republic of
the Congo

Goma

GOAL Academy

In July 2016 we were delighted to get football boots back on the pitch at GOAL where sport is a catalyst for social change https://m.facebook.com/GOALGOMA/


 

Goma

In October 2016 we held a distribution of school shoes and sports shoes at http://www.promojeunebasket.org a basketball academy with 4 basketball courts across the city of Goma.


France

Calais

In October 2015 Sal's Shoes sent two large consignments of larger sized male weather-appropriate footwear to the refugee, asylum seeker and economic migrant encampment in the vicinity of Calais, France with https://m.facebook.com/calaidsurrey/.


Ghana

Wa

The Christian African Relief Trust (CART) is run entirely by volunteers both in the UK and Africa.  CART sends goods from the UK to Africa to relieve extreme poverty and to support the development of educational, medical and employment opportunities. Goods are distributed amongst the most needy, regardless of caste or creed, by local organisations of proven ability and trust. Distribution reports are sent back to the UK.

CART shipped the shoes collected at Keston Primary School and Little Kickers East Surrey to The Coalition for Change / School PTA in Wa, Northern Ghana.

Please see their 2013 report: Report from Wa Ghana

For more information please visit: http://cartyorkshire.wpengine.com/


 

Accra

These children attend The Universal Street Academy in Accra, Ghana, run by an organisation that aims to take the children off the streets and into a classroom where they can be educated and fed with one meal a day at no cost. The organisation runs a school from 7.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday for  children aged 6 to 16 years. In July 2015 as well as receiving an education, they also received a pair of shoes.


 

Ankoma

http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com is a non-for-profit organisation who support a small village in the Kwahu District in Ghana, helping the community to become self-sufficient and fight the poverty they face each day. Their work spreads throughout the village and they have launched several different projects in Ankoma : teaching projects, health projects, agricultural projects, sports projects, clean water campaigns, building projects and performing arts projects.

Ankoma Outreach held their first Sal's Shoes distribution in April 2016. The majority of children who received a pair of shoes had never owned a pair before. Some shoes were distributed to children who work on farms to help provide food for their families. This was for their safety and protection. The children had been working on a rough terrain with no protection to their feet.


 

Ohema

In April 2016 http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com held a Sal's Shoes distribution. The shoes were distributed to children, who walk for around an hour to get to school, and then an hour back, normally in bare feet.


 

Agent Quanta

Children in the village of Agent Quanta received Sal's Shoes in April 2016. These children walk two miles to school in the neighbouring village every day. They are the first to arrive and the last to leave. They live without electricity and face a long walk daily to fetch water for their families.
http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com


 

Kofininya

In August 2016, Sal's Shoes found new feet with http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com in the village of Kofininya, in Ghana. 
Kids from this village had been walking 2 miles barefoot across rough terrain to schools in the neighbouring village of Ankoma, and then 2 miles barefoot back home again at the end of the day.


 

Kwahu District

On Sal's 6th birthday 2016, Sal's Shoes were finding new feet in the Kwahu District in Ghana with http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com


India

Pondicherry

Sarah and her daughter Jossie travel light. In October 2015 they travelled to India. Sarah contacted us because she had lots of room in her luggage and wanted to fill a suitcase with shoes. Sarah & Jossie distributed sandals to the 30 boys who live at the Snehalayam Orphanage.


Iraq

Dohuk

Sal's Shoes winter footwear was distributed in February 2016 in an informal settlement just outside the city of Dohuk in Northern Iraq. These displaced families are living under a bridge in tents. The temperature reached -11 the month before our distribution.
http://www.samarasaidappeal.


 

Kirkuk

In January 2016 Sal's Shoes were distributed to displaced children in a tribe of Muslims who were displaced because they refused to accept the ideology of IS.

The Kirkuk area in Northern Iraq hosts among the largest populations of internally displaced people in Iraq, along with 4-5 other governates.  Many of the children who received a pair of shoes did not own a pair. Many families like this one lost everything when they fled IS, and have had to try to start again with nothing, no job opportunities and no money and children to feed.

http://www.samarasaidappeal.org/


Jordan

The entire population of Mosul, a city in Iraq, was given a 24-hour ultimatum to either convert to ISIS's radical brand of Islam or face beheading when the terror group captured the city in June 2014.
As a result 100,000 penniless Christians fled in just one night. In February 2016 Sal's Shoes were distributed to some of those children who fled Iraq and now live in Jordan.


Kenya

Nairobi

Bella

Bella (Bringing Every Living Life into Activities) Rehabilitation Centre is a combined day school and orphanage based off the Ngong road in Nairobi. It was set up in 2008 by a retired school principal, Mrs Azenga, following the post-election violence. Bella is now a registered NGO and primary school and  has 140 pupils ranging in age from 3 to 14.

There are 20 children which sleep at the school in 2 different dormitories as they have no other family members to take care of them, however the other 120 pupils would be considered ‘vulnerable’ as their families come from very limited means and live in the local Kibera slum.The centre has 9 classrooms, as well as a kitchen, store room, toilet, office and library. The class rooms are made from corrugated iron and wood, they each have a black board in them and some joined desks.


 

Nakuru

Sure24

The Sure24 orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya provides a home to more than 120boys and girls aged between 2- 19. The organisation also runs a school for 280 children, mainly street children, and provides a weekly feeding programme for over 250 local children as well as providing general support to the local community.

In February 2014 the majority of shoes collected at Meadow Sure Start Children’s Centre and Fairfield Halls during December 2013 were distributed at the orphanage.

In April 2014, 256 pairs from the shoes collected at The Hayes Primary School, Keston Primary School and Direct Line Group, alongside private donations by Louise, Maria and Sri, were distributed at the orphanage.  Over 150 children each received a pair of shoes on the first day of distribution

Donations of football boots from the collections held at The Hayes, Keston Primary, Direct Line Group, Little Kickers East Surrey and Hillside Kindergarten, alongside a private donation from Kate means the football team at the orphanage now all have football boots to play in.

In July 2016, Sure24 took delivery of their third Sal's Shoes consignment. 3,555 children received a pair of Sal's Shoes.


 

Igoji

The Eusebia Hope Foundation serves 53 children either orphaned by AIDS or neglected and/or abused in their birth homes in the village of Igoji, in the district of Meru in Kenya. 

Their tin shack premises [pictured]  serves as a pre-school (for 13 children aged between 1-4) and a Class 1 classroom (for 30 children aged between 5-7) in the day, and a dormitory at night for 25 of the children. The remaining children stay with extended family in the village at night (mostly elderly grandparents who can't tend to their needs in the day).

In September 2016, Sal's Shoes found their new feet amongst all the children under the care of the Eusebia Hope Foundation. All the school age children received a pair of school shoes and play shoes and all the pre-schoolers received their first pair of shoes.

http://www.woldingham.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/PetServiceCharityFlyer.pdf


Lebanon

Refugee Aid
Distribution Point

 

In August 2016 Sal's Shoes found new feet today amongst young Syrian refugees in Lebanon  with https://www.facebook.com/HighWycombeHelpingOthers/ & https://www.facebook.com/onenationUK/

Thanks to a generous donation from https://www.facebook.com/LittleChampsports/ Sal's Shoes were also able to send new toys to the younger kids at the distribution point.


 

Rachaya

In August 2016 in the municipality of Rachaya in Lebanon, the children of 510 Syrian and 120 Lebanese families received a pair of Sal's Shoes

Salam LADC volunteers together with the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs set up a system for the distributions, organised free warehouse space and listed families in need. 100 families an hour were processed through the system and given aid items during a period of 5 hours. 

Sal's Shoes were transported by https://www.facebook.com/HighWycombeHelpingOthers/ and this consignment was funded by https://www.facebook.com/onenationUK/


Malawi

Shire

The Christian African Relief Trust (CART) is run entirely by volunteers both in the UK and Africa.  CART sends goods from the UK to Africa to relieve extreme poverty and to support the development of educational, medical and employment opportunities. Goods are distributed amongst the most needy, regardless of caste or creed, by local organisations of proven ability and trust. Distribution reports are sent back to the UK.

CART shipped the shoes collected at Keston Primary School to the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire near Malosa.

For more information please visit: http://cartyorkshire.wpengine.com/

Please see the February 2014 distribution report from the Diocese: Report from the Anglican Upper Diocese of Upper Shire, Malawi


 

Zomba

 

In September over 200
children received a pair of shoes at http://sparklemalawi.org


Namibia

Swakopmund

Sal's Shoes  found new feet in July 2016 at the Tears of Hope Orphanage at Mondesa, Swakopmund, Namibia. Shoes collected in-country at http://www.bonhotels.com/swakopmund were distributed at the home and amongst children in the local community.


Nepal

Kathmandu

The Lewisham North Scouts have been going on an annual expedition to Nepal for the last 10 years. This year, the 43 young scouts aged 11-13 each packed 2 of the comfort bundles we collaborated with www.delightcharity.org.uk during our Heart & Sole appeal on, in their rucksacks. 

A pre-loved pair of shoes, an outgrown soft toy and a letter/drawing from a child in the UK to a child in Nepal were distributed, alongside other toys, books & games, to children at the non-government funded EPCH (Education, Protection and Help for Children) school in Kathmandu in April 2016.


Kano

Nigeria

http://acecharityafrica.org run a library and a clinic at the Mariri Orphanage & Boarding School in Kano, Nigeria, for 100 boys aged 3-14 orphaned by Boko Haram.

These children all witnessed the murder of their parents; the ACE clinic provides them with the therapy they need whilst the library and the qualified librarians teach the children to write meaningfully and to read with understanding. Sal's Shoes were distributed in March 2016 following the first month of our first in-country collection in Nigeria at the Protea Hotel in Abuja. http://www.bonhotels.com/protea-hotel-abuja


 

Abia State

Following our second in-country Sal's Shoes collection in Abuja, Nigeria at http://www.bonhotels.com/protea-hotel-abuja in August 2016, 166 pairs of shoes were distributed by http://thewantedchildrenfoundation.org (TWCF) at their children's home in Abia State. 

TWCF was established in 2006 to meet the growing numbers of orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria, and seeks to provide long term safety, security and love to the children accepted into its life-cycle approach program by providing them with a loving home environment, food/shelter/clothing, education, medical care, and psychosocial support/counselling. 

All 15 children currently living at the TWCF home in Abia State were invited to the 'shoe store' where they could try on and choose their own weather-appropriate shoes to cover the rainy season and dry season in Nigeria. The remainder of the shoes were distributed amongst children in need in the surrounding villages.


 

Abia State 

Rural villages

Following our second in-country collection at http://www.bonhotels.com/protea-hotel-abuja,  Sal's Shoes found their new feet in some of the rural villages in Abia State, Nigeria in August 2016.

Shoes were distributed by The Wanted Children Foundation (TWCF).


 

Gusape

Following our second successful collection at the Protea Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria http://www.bonhotels.com/abuja, in October 2016 every child in Gusape village, Abuja, received a pair of Sal's Shoes at a mobile health outreach held by http://acecharityafrica.org


Romania

Tinca

1,452 pairs of shoes including all the winter boots and footwear we had collected to date, were sent to Forget Me Not Ministries (FMN) an American non-profit organisation, based in Tinca, Romania.

FMN work in a Roma village of around 3000 people where there is much poverty, abuse, violence and abandonment on a daily basis. In January 2015 when temperatures reached -19, these kids had warm feet.


South Africa

Mid-Ennerdale

Squatter Camp

Over 300 pairs of Sal's Shoes were distributed in a squatter camp in South Africa in July 2015 by http://www.winniemabaso.org.

In July 2016  thanks to a second Sal's Shoes distribution by http://www.winniemabaso.org/projects/squatter-camp/ which was funded by http://www.thefootprintsfoundation.co.uk:

62 young football players received a pair of football boots to play in
33 gumboot dancers received a pair of Wellington boots to dance in
191 children received a pair of school shoes to go to school in
129 children received a pair of trainers to run around in
187 children received a pair of canvas shoes to protect their feet in
249 children received a pair of sandals to welcome summer in
66 children received a pair of washable, long lasting Crocs
37 young girls received a pair of party shoes - because all girls like glitter wherever they are in the world, and
149 toddlers received a pair of shoes to take their first steps in . . .


 

Mid-Ennerdale

Orphanage

In July 2015 Sals' Shoes were distributed at Ilamula House, a home for vulnerable, abused and orphaned girls opened by http://www.winniemabaso.org in September 2014.

In October 2016 another Sal's Shoes distribution was held.


 

Pienaar

In October 2014 a collection of shoes donated by Alex, Emily, Katie and Jo, and some of the pairs donated by Delight and Shere Infant and Shere Nursery School were distributed at 2 orphanages in the township of Pienaar near Nelspruit in South Africa.  Sal helped to distribute the shoes.

In October 2016 a second Sal's Shoes distribution was held at a Saturday School.


 

Pre-School

In June 2016 we delivered a consignment of shoes to http://www.spreadsomesunshine.com. 4 days later they were walking again some 8,000 miles away in South Africa at the pre-school run by http://www.winniemabaso.org.


 

Cape Town

The 18th July is Mandela Day.

As well as  celebrating Nelson Mandela’s life, the day is also a global call to action for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others around them in honouring Nelson Mandela's legacy and his values through community service and volunteering. The day hopes to inspire people to embrace the values that Mandela shared. Sals Shoes were delighted to play a part during Mandela Day in Cape Town in July 2016. The shoes we collected in-country at http://www.bonhotels.com/our-hotels were distributed by http://ram1.co.za/ : a not-for-profit primarily seeking to alleviate poverty in the Rural Western Cape areas by supplying institutions, the elderly and children with resources to meet their shortfalls. Sal's Shoes were distributed to the neediest children, those who came barefoot. 
Christelle, one of RAM's members, who was helping to man the event, distributing clothing, blankets, Sal's Shoes, food parcels, bread, soup and sweets, deserves a particular mention for coming across a mother who had found shoes for her two barefoot children on our stall but was not wearing any shoes herself, Christelle took off her own pair  of shoes and gave them to the mother.


 

Soweto

With the help of http://www.thefootprintsfoundation.co.uk and http://www.winniemabaso.org in July 2016 Sal's Shoes football boots found their new owners amongst the U11 & U13 teams at Meadowlands Academy in Soweto, South Africa. The Academy plays in the SA Third division with 150 players from all age groups.


 

Meriteng

In July 2016 we launched our school shoes initiative Toe to Toe http://www.salsshoes.com/toe-to-toe/

If you sent us a pair of school shoes adult size 1 - 6.5 during the last week of July 2016 or the first two weeks of August 2016, your shoes have just gone back to school [September 2016] with the help of http://www.spreadsomesunshine.com & http://www.winniemabaso.org on the feet of these schoolchildren who all live in the squatter camp of Meriteng in South Africa. 

Many were going to school without a uniform and barefoot.

Supporters of http://www.winniemabaso.org provided the uniform and you provided the Sal's Shoes.


 

Gauteng

In October 2016 Sal's Shoes were distributed at the Cool Cats Day Centre.


 

Nelspruit

In October 2016 Sal's Shoes were distributed at Betty's Haven, an orphanage in Nelspruit.


Sri Lanka

 

In December 2016, Sal saw in practice what he was the inspiration for and helped to distribute shoes at The Somawathi Nawasa Children's Home in Sri Lanka.


Syria

http://www.onenationuk.org is a UK-based charity working locally and internationally to support relief projects. They have been providing international relief with financial and humanitarian assistance in Syria, where in April 2016, they were distributing Sal's Shoes.


The Gambia

Sabi

 

Sal's Shoes were in The Gambia in February 2016. The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development incl: a long & healthy life and having a decent standard of living. 
These pairs of shoes used to belong to young girls at school in the UK, ranked at no.14 on the HDI. Their new owners are young girls at school in the village of Sabi in the Republic of the Gambia, ranked at no.172 on the HDI.
http://www.pioneerpeople.org


 

In November 2016, Sal's Shoes found new feet at schools in Kinteh Kunda and Kerewan with the help of http://www.npac.org.uk.


Uganda

Kaliro

The Christian African Relief Trust (CART) is run entirely by volunteers both in the UK and Africa. CART sends goods from the UK to Africa to relieve extreme poverty and to support the development of educational, medical and employment opportunities. Goods are distributed amongst the most needy, regardless of caste or creed, by local organisations of proven ability and trust. Distribution reports are sent back to the UK.

CART shipped the shoes collected at Hillside Kindergarten in January 2014 to the Nkote Needy Widows and Orphans Spiritual Association in Kaliro.

For more information: http://cartyorkshire.wpengine.com/


 

Lira

The Christian African Relief Trust (CART) is run entirely by volunteers both in the UK and Africa.  CART sends goods from the UK to Africa to relieve extreme poverty and to support the development of educational, medical and employment opportunities. Goods are distributed amongst the most needy, regardless of caste or creed, by local organisations of proven ability and trust. Distribution reports are sent back to the UK.

CART shipped the pairs of pre-loved shoes privately donated by Kim, Becky, Louise, Kate, Anne-Marie and Nicola to Medical Aid Uganda and the All Nations Charitable Trust in Lira.

For more information please visit: http://cartyorkshire.wpengine.com/


Ukraine

Sal's Shoes winter footwear alongside winter clothing was distributed at orphanages in the Ukraine in October and November 2016. 0-5yr olds received slippers and winter boots and 7-16 yr olds received trainers and winter boots.


UK

London

The Boutique

Sal’s Shoes are delighted to be able to help support The Boutique, a children’s clothing service that has been created to support pregnant women and mothers with young children who are considered vulnerable or facing challenging situations. All of these women are referred through Choices Islington who currently support over 100 women a year.


 

Essex

Sparkle Malawi

http://sparklemalawi.org empowers the children of today for a better tomorrow. They never set out to change the world. They just want to make a difference. One child at a time. 
In July 2016 15 year old Patricia arrived in the UK from Sogoja village in Malawi, where she lives with her six siblings and mother in a derelict house without windows, doors, electricity, running water, a bathroom/kitchen or any furniture.
Patricia will be staying with Gemma from Sparkle and her family for the next six months attending http://www.felsted.org School's Summer School and the first term of Year 9.
In December she'll return to Malawi to further her education at secondary school. 
It is a magical moment for Sparkle Malawi founder Sarah Elizabeth Brook, who was fortunate enough to experience the amazing education and lifestyle at the same school ten years ago.  
Thanks to you we were able to pass Patricia two pairs of Sal's Shoes today to help her along this new and exciting path.


 

London

In August 2016 Sal's Shoes found new feet at a drop in centre for asylum seekers in North London.


Zambia

Choma

Bantron Farm

Sandy & Patrick farm just outside of Choma in the Southern Province of Zambia. The farm is 2600Ha, 200ha of which is cultivated and farms tobaco, maize, 600 cattle and has a small dairy.

The farm supports between 70 and 100 workers and their families (some 1000 people, 600 of which are under the age of 12), from small villages in the surrounding area.

There is a small pre-school on the farm and a clinic which is supported by the District Health Centre.

The farm received a shoe delivery from a privately held collection in October 2013. A second delivery of shoes was sent in January 2014. 92 children under the age of 7 from 37 different families each received a pair of shoes. The shoes distributed were from a collection at Abbeywood Grange Day Nursery in November 2013 and from private collections held by Charmin and Sam.


 

Choma

Siachitema Mission

Siachitema Mission and orphanage was founded by Claudia Peyton, an American Missionary in 1938.

In April 2014 the shoes donated to Stripey Stork in January 2014 were handed out to the smaller children at the Mission.

Further reading:
From Darkness into Light, Claudia Peyton: Forty-Six Years in Africa compiled and published by Rev. Don McMellon.


 

Lusaka

Mother Theresa Orphanage

The Mother Theresa Orphanage and Centre in Lusaka, Zambia was founded 23 years ago and now consists of a cancer ward, a school and boarding facilities for up to 94 children.  Many of the children are orphans or from single parent families where the parent is now being treated in the cancer ward.  The orphanage strives to keep a low profile and maintain the teachings of Mother Theresa.  The orphanage does not solicit any donations.


 

Lusaka

University Teaching Hospital

Anna is a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer who has been living in Lusaka, Zambia for the past 3 years. She volunteers at the Children’s Oncology Ward at the University Teaching Hospital where they are currently providing life-saving cancer treatment for 36 children.

The ward received a delivery of shoes from a privately held collection in November 2012.

In August 2014, 225 pairs of shoes collected at  Direct Line Group, Electronic Arts, Christopher Robin Day Nurseries, Coulsdon Colts FC and Sing Along, and from private donations by Dan, Niamet, Amy, Emma, Donna, Shahpar, Kate, Laura, Christy and Sal himself, were sent to the Zambian Cancer Society.

On the first day of distribution 40 children on the children’s cancer ward were each given a pair of shoes alongside a sweatshirt generously donated by Harris Primary Academy Benson from their now redundant Benson Primary uniform stock. This ward is the only children’s cancer ward in Zambia.

In November 2014, the children’s oncology ward at the University Teaching Hospital, the only ward of its kind in the whole country, received another delivery from Sal’s Shoes.


 

Mfuwe

Mfuwe Junior Football League

We are increasingly becoming involved in sports projects that encourage positive social change. We were delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with www.npac.org.uk in kitting out some of the teams that form the Mfuwe Junior Football League in Mfuwe, Zambia. 
The kits donated by NPAC and the football boots from donations to Sal's Shoes were handed out in December 2015. The teams play every Saturday (and sometimes more often) but often get together after school to practice. The boys have to stay out of trouble and do well at school in order to stay in their team.


 

Mfuwe

Mfuwe Primary School

Every single student in grades 1-4 at Mfuwe Primary School in Zambia received a pair of shoes in November 2015. A thank you letter from the headmistress this confirmed great excitement at the school and 768 very happy children.


 

Mazabuka

Mulonga Compound

In July 2016 Sal's Shoes found lots of little new feet with https://feedthehungry.org.uk/ at http://www.tebuhomulalafoundation.org/ based in Mulonga Compound just outside the town of Mazabuka in Zambia.


 

South Luangwa

In July 2016, Working in collaboration with http://www.npac.org.uk who provided the kit, Sal's Shoes football boots found their new owners amongst the senior team in the  South Luangwa football league in Zambia.


Zimbabwe

In March 2016 Sal's Shoes  found some new feet in Zimbabwe with http://www.cartyorkshire.co.uk

A number of children in this community have never owned a pair of shoes. The kids and their parents asked https://m.facebook.com/TheCollinNyabadzaChildrensVoiceCharitableTrust/ to pass on their most sincere thanks to you all.


 

In September 2016 as kids in the UK went back to school so did these Sal's Shoes in Zimbabwe with http://childrensvoicezimbabwe.org