Rotary International President's Representative John Stairs, District Governor Nominee Karen DeMatteo, Kenton Lee from The Shoe That Grows, and DG Marcia Loughman after presenting Kenton with a Paul Harris award.
 

Over 2 billion people suffer from soil-transmitted diseases and parasites.  They live in areas that do not have adequate sanitation.  They struggle with proper hygiene.  They do not have the right clothing, resources, or healthcare.  And being sick = struggling.  Kids miss school, can’t help their families, suffer with pain. Many of these diseases and parasites get into the body because people don’t have shoes.

There are over 300 million children who do not have shoes.  And countless more with shoes that do not fit. Sometimes they receive donations of shoes, but these are kids.  Their feet grow.  And they outgrow donated shoes within a year.  Right back where they started. 

The Shoe That Grows is the Solution!  To learn more, visit theshoethatgrows.org