My son Jonathan and I are collaborating on a funds2Orgs project at the high school here. We are setting up a box for used shoes. The organization then takes the shoes, weighs them, and donates so much per: pound to the non-profit Rec Center here. What’s more, the shoes are then shipped overseas where they are used to help people in the Third World set up small shoe cottage industries. In addition, these businesses also sometimes hire people to refurbish the shoes. And, finally, consumers there often get quality shoes at an affordable price. Everyone wins. Note: Several years ago, our Sarah took a missions trip to Nicaragua. One night in Managua, her team came across a group of young kids in threadbare clothes and shoes, playing soccer on a small patch of dirt in the city. Sarah said the kids were “joyful,” were making do, but at the same time, America could help these kids so much more than we do. These refurbished shoes (including, hopefully, a lot of soccer shoes), will be a step in this direction.