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.
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.