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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In October 2016 Sal's Shoes were distributed at the Cool Cats Day Centre.
n October 2016 Sal's Shoes were distributed at Betty's Haven, an orphanage in Nelspruit.