The recent deluge of rain here in Seattle has increased the need of dry, warm, proper footwear for homeless and needy men, women and children. While walking the streets the day after Thanksgiving, we found Kim, a street lady who we’ve helped before, in a pair of soaked shoes and socks. The 40 degree temps and inches of rain has been giving Kim some real problems with keeping warm.
Many who are on the streets are facing this problem and our concern is that the majority of our shoes are running, which are unable to shed the recent flooded streets, camps, sidewalks and parks. If you have warm gently used footwear that will allow individuals the ability to slog through the rain and winter elements, please considered donating them at one of our shoe donation drop off locations. There’s also a huge need for dry warm new socks. Many will go through a pair of socks each day during the Northwest rainy season.
We were able to return to our distribution center to locate Kim a couple of pairs of shoes. In particular we found a great pair of duck boots that would help to keep her feet warm and dry, along with a new pair of Brook’s running shoes. Having two pairs will allow Kim to have the opportunity of giving each pair a chance to air out each day. We also handed her a 6 pack of socks, which immediately went on her feet.