So I had a great new pair of sandals that I wore just 3-4 times, but they didn't fit right on me.
We wanted to give them to a poor person, but didn't want to just walk up to someone on the street and say, "Hey, do you need a pair of shoes?"
So down in Fort Lauderdale here there are plenty of needy people, and we decided to leave them prominently on a trash/recycle bin on the street where we were confident that someone in need would see them and take them.
We left the shoes at about 5:45 pm and went to the store for some errands, and literally by the time we circled back not half an hour later, the shoes were gone.
It is terrible to see people on the street in need of food, clean clothes, and just a pair of shoes.
While it was rewarding to see that someone got these shoes, the fact that they were gone so quickly shows me clearly that there is still so much more that needs to be done.
Too much poverty, too much suffering...my daughter says "Dad, we can change things!"
I hope someway we can all make a difference and help all the people that are in need--those are some mighty big shoes we need to fill, but I pray in my heart that G-d will help us all succeed. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)