Cleaning Shoes, Making A Difference
Nov 20, 2009-- Greg Woodburn spends a lot of time cleaning sneakers. Some of them once belonged to him; some belonged to his friends. But soon the shoes will have new owners: underprivileged children in the United States and 20 other countries, thanks to Woodburn's Share Our Soles (S.O.S.) charity. It all began when Woodburn, a high school track star, was sidelined for months with knee and hip injuries. "I started thinking about all the things I got from running -- the health benefits, the friendships, the confidence," he says. "And I realized there are children who don't even have shoes." To date, S.O.S. has collected and donated more than 3,000 pairs. And Woodburn has cleaned almost all of them. "People think of it as dirty work," he says. "But I like doing it. It's inspiring." (3086 reads)
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