Here at Because International, we are a part of a story. Our story is all about working together with those living in poverty to help turn their thoughts, ideas, and dreams for a better life into a reality. And we want you to be a part of this story with us. From listening to designing to engineering to communicating – we need your help. Our story is better if you are a part of it.
October 11, 2012
The Shoe That Grows.
This is an idea and a dream. A shoe that can adjust and expand several sizes. A shoe that can last for years and always fit.
There are 300 million children around the world without shoes, and they are getting sick and hurt because of infections and diseases that come through their uncovered feet. These kids cannot afford shoes. Their feet are constantly growing. They need an innovation to change their lives.
Because International has been working on this project for the past few years. And now we are in a position to make it happen. A shoe development company called Proof of Concept is helping us create an official prototype for The Shoe That Grows.
But we need your help to make this happen.
We are shooting to raise $21,000 over the next few months. Our plan to consists of several fundraising events and activities to achieve this goal. We would love for you to plug in with us in one or all of the following ways:
Online Fundraiser on Crowdrise.org. Starting Monday, October 15th, we are hosting a 2-week online fundraiser with Crowdrise.org. You can check out our campaign page here - http://www.crowdrise.com/theshoethatgrows. Our goal is to raise $4,000 in these 2 weeks. If we can make this happen, we have two matching donors who will donate $2,000 each, totaling $8,000 that will put us through the first two phases of the prototype process. We are so excited about this effort.
Church and Organization Fundraising. We are are visiting churches around the Treasure Valley in southern Idaho to head up the second portion of our fundraising process. We love connecting face to face with our supporters and inviting them to help us make this dream a reality. If you would like us to come to your church or organization and tell you all about The Shoe That Grows, please contact us and we will make arrangements.
THE BIG EVENT. The prototype process with Proof of Concept will take 16 weeks. At the end of this time we will unveil the actual prototype of The Shoe That Grows. We can hold it, touch it, and experience it for the first time. We are so excited for this moment we want to share this excitement with you so that you too can see The Shoe That Grows. Check back for more details about this event that will be held in February here in Nampa, Idaho.
We would love your support over the next few months. With your help, we can reach our goal of $21,000 and make this happen.
From idea to reality.
Here we go.