posted by: Shomore in Celebrity Shoe Style on January 15th, 2008
Jitterbugbaby just blogged about Natalie Portman’s new vegan shoe line for Te Casan and it looks like Natalie’s making her footprint in the world in more ways than just one.
The lovely Natalie Portman is also a sponsor for an organization called Shoe4Africa. The shoe program is pretty simple. By donating your worn shoes to Africa, Shoe4Africa will shod Africans with your footwear. They also compliment the shoe exchange with health, self-esteem, and awareness programs.
From the Shoe4Africa website, I was amazed to learn a very sad statistic. “…92% of Kenyan children tested had hookworm, which enter the body through exposed bare feet.” So before you toss out you old tennis shoes that you think no one would want, I think it’s important to make a difference and send them to Africa instead. Here’s the address to send your shoes.
Shoe 4 Africa
c/o Monicah Kiplagat
PO Box 6943
I have a friend collection shoes for Kenya [shoe4africa.org] – each pair that’s worn will cut down the spread of the disease. It’s about doing something constructive. If you’re going to buy $200 Nikes then spend $7 to send your old shoes to Africa. It’s a nice balance. – - Natalie Portman
And here’s a video about the Shoe4Africa organization: