Last year Coach Stiegelmeier became the first NCAA Division 1 football coach in the country to take his shoes off for Samaritan's Feet. He, his coaching staff and team used their platform to raise awareness for the need for shoes around the world. Samaritan’s Feet sees providing shoes as an opportunity to inspire and show compassion to others. As a result, volunteers at Samaritan's Feet events wash the feet of each recipient before giving them a new pair of shoes and socks.
“Please join me in helping make a difference for those that are in need. Most of us cannot comprehend what it means to go without some basic needs. It is hard to imagine that there are those in our midst who need shoes. Please picture being the very individual that literally puts a pair of shoes on a person in need. That is Making A Difference”. – Coach Stig
Nearly 300 million people worldwide wake up each day without shoes and not by choice. The need for shoes is not just abroad, it is here in the United States as well. At domestic shoe distributions children show up with shoes that are completely compromised in terms of stability, children wearing shoes two to three sizes too small and children that had never owned a new pair of shoes. Due to the economic challenges our country is facing, parents are being put in a position of having to decide between food and shoes. It is shocking to think that this is happening in our own country but it is and people are waiting hours in line for something as basic as a pair of shoes.
This year Coach Stig will again be shedding his shoes for Samaritan's Feet during the home game against Southeastern Louisiana on 9/14. Funds raised from his efforts this year will go towards a shoe distribution in Brookings in January where coaches/staff/players will serve local children and provide them a new pair of shoes and socks.
There are two ways to donate if you choose to help with the cause. One way is via credit card, simply click “Make a Donation” and walk through a few registration steps. The other way is via check which can be sent to Samaritan’s Feet, P.O. Box 6514, Springdale, Arkansas, 72776. In the memo section of the check please just put “Coach Stig”. All contributions are tax deductible.
Any questions about this event or Samaritans Feet in general can be sent to Graham Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also feel free to check out www.samaritansfeet.org concerning other opportunities to help those in need (including our recently announced Million Shoes Initiative with Skechers).
Won't you please consider helping us make an impact in the lives of local children as we honor them through service and providing a new pair of sneakers/socks?
|Thomas & Jeanne Manzer||10/2/2013||$100.00||Check Recieved|
|Cash raised||10/2/2013||$630.00||Check Recieved|
|FCA - SDSU||10/2/2013||$270.00||Check Recieved|
|Jerry and Kathleen Hill||9/17/2013||$25.00|