Prototype Fundraiser

Release:
October 11, 2012 (updated 12/18/2012)
The Shoe That Grows, 3-Part Fundraising Campaign

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.

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:


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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.

When we come and speak at churches, we are asking them to help us in one specific way: prayer.  Even more than funds, we need prayer.  We are attempting some big things that can help a lot of people.  We are chasing a big idea.  And we need prayer to help make this happen.  

Would your church like to hear our story and pray for us?  If so, feel free to contact us anytime

Thanks!

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Online Fundraiser on Crowdrise.org.  On Monday, October 15th, we hosted a 2-week online fundraiser with Crowdrise.org.  You can check out our campaign page here - http://www.crowdrise.com/theshoethatgrows.  Our goal was to raise $4,000 in these 2 weeks.  And if we could make this happen, we had 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 to announce that we received over $4000 in our fundraiser and got the matching donations, as well!  So we received a total of $8,892!  WOW!

Thank you to everyone who donated and supported us.  This is going a long way in making this dream of The Shoe That Grows into a reality.

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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 2013 here in Nampa, Idaho.

More information about the big event will be posted soon.

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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.