In our December newsletter we told you about 19 year old Micaela Hurtuk’s latest brilliant idea to provide “Shoes that Grow” to children in need of sturdy, long-lasting shoes in Puerto Vallarta. Well, thanks to her efforts and some very generous donors, she and her family in early February brought and distributed 50 pairs of these amazing shoes to some very excited and happy children and teens living in the impoverished areas near New Beginnings.
In addition, Micaela, who is in 11th grade at Sage International Charter School in Boise, Idaho, raised almost $2000 more, allowing us recently to buy the “boxing class” students new tennis shoes, plus new shoes for many of the SOS scholarship students. AND, the Shoe Fairy will have funds for more shoe purchases for many months to come.
THANK YOU, Micaela – you are a shining example of what young people with vision and determination can accomplish.