I thought this was an especially apt and meaningful charity drive to Pledge-a-Shoe, alongside this year’s Cold Storage Kids Run. It’ll be our first time taking part, and we’re really looking forward to it!
In Singapore, we have the luxury of pondering which brand of shoes to purchase for our children, when many kids in Cambodia count themselves privileged to even have one pair of the cheapest, roughest make.
The disadvantaged students at Caring for Cambodia Fund Singapore walk on rough terrain for long distances from their homes to their schools – some of them with worn out shoes; or no shoes at all. As a result, children as young as 2 years old are exposed to many foot injuries such as blisters, cuts, and wounds.
Thus, as we join in a family event such as the Kids Run on Sun 19 May, I thought it’s a great opportunity to teach our children about caring for others, even as they take part in a fun athletic activity.
With just $5, you make a pledge towards a pair of new shoes for these children in Cambodia. You can make your pledge through the following:
We’re definitely going to support this initative, how about you?
About Caring For Cambodia
Caring for Cambodia (CFC) is a non-profit, non-governmental, charitable organization that provides a free education to over 6,400 impoverished children in 21 schools spanning pre-school to high school.
CFC’s mission is to secure a bright future through education for the children of Cambodia by providing them with a safe learning environment with well trained teachers and basic essentials for their health and welfare.
CFC professionally trains its Cambodian teachers, and provides everything a child needs to succeed, including food, clean water, uniforms, school supplies, computers, transportation and basic healthcare. CFC is run predominantly by the support of volunteers, which ensures that the dollars raised directly support the students and their education.