Share Your Soles New Home
I’m not on the phone more than a minute with Mona Purdy when she asks how my dad is doing.

A few years back, after my mom died, my dad donated two bags of her shoes to Share Your Soles, the foundation Purdy runs.

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eTown – Share Your Soles, Mona Purdy

In 1999, Mona Purdy traveled through Central America and saw children painting tar on the soles of their bare feet so they could run a race during their village’s festival. She met an American orthopedic surgeon who was visiting the village who told her that if these children had shoes to wear, there would be a lot less need for him to regularly travel to the region to perform amputations of children’s infected limbs. 

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