Most of us have closets full of shoes. We forget that, for many, owning a pair of shoes meets a basic need. Owning a pair of new shoes, puts the heart into our Soles project. It is what sets us apart from similar charity efforts.
What an honor to, once again, feature the companies and individuals who contribute financially to this event. Without them, Soles of Love in the Garden would not be possible. This year I’m adding a unique twist to my honor roll blog posts by sharing three things: What you should know about this amazing organization; What I love about the person who made this donation possible; and how they responded to the following question:
“If you could fill these shoes with one more more gift– a gift from the heart–something that would serve them well in their lives–what would it be?”
Their answers warmed my heart and brought even more soul to my belief that “It’s not about the shoes but about the life you lead while you’re in them.”
Today, I honor Stauffer Funeral Homes.
Stauffer Funeral Homes is a second generation, family-owned funeral home focused on providing outstanding service to local families. They are deeply committed to helping families create the most personal type of funeral service– one that is a true reflection of the life that has been lived. When faced with making funeral arrangements for a loved one, it helps to have someone you know and trust to take care of the details.
Courtney Stauffer is a true giver in every sense of the word. Her heart is as warm as her southern-charm smile and she has the admirable ability to make things happen. A top level Soles sponsor for the past several years, Courtney also signed on as an additional “Shoebox Sponsor” and houses a donation drop box at their beautiful location on Oppossumtown Pike. Thanks Courtney!
What gift would Courtney most love for our children to have?
There’s nothing like a new pair of shoes to give our kids that confidence on their first day of school.