With the support of a generous donation from Keen Footwear in Portland, OR Project Sole was able to provide thousands of people with the holiday gift of shoes. Schools and communities were visited in six cities throughout the South American country Chile (Santiago, Olmue, Valparaiso, Iquique, Osorno and Coyhaique) and over 7,000 pairs of shoes were distributed.
Among these visits, stops were made at 4 schools for children with mental disabilities who were grateful to receive these shoes in preparation for their upcoming Special Olympics games. "We can't fully express our appreciation for the shoes given to our kids" explained Mariela Sanchez. "They will be running and climbing the walls with energy and anticipation for their competitions!"