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I'm just a girl in the world.. that kind of likes to write. Mom of 2 teen girls & work as Talent Attraction & Marketing professional. Oh, & I'm addicted to my phone, Social Media, HR/Talent Marketing & Caffeine... you can learn more about me at www.linkedin.com/in/theonecrystal

#TR30Days – Social Responsibility for 2012 & M3 Talent Consulting

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At the end of 2011, I found out that LoveDrop program wasn’t going to be continuing in 2012.  Which meant that I not only needed to update the social responsibility page of my company website; but that I had an opening in my charitable giving portfolio that needed to be filled.  Around the same time, I had to move to temporary housing as my house was being sold. (Good. Times.)  In the process of trying to simplify that move, I donated a ridiculous number of shoes:  136.5 pairs, to be exact.

And that’s when it clicked:  Shoes For Orphan Souls.

Shoes for Orphan Souls, a ministry of Buckner International, has distributed more than 2.0 million pairs of new shoes to vulnerable children in the United States and to orphans in 74 countries around the world.  While our program has made a difference in many lives, there are still millions of children we can reach – all through a pair of shoes.

Anyone who knows me knows that over the last couple of years I’ve become something of a fashion plate (sort of)… and you’d also know how much I love my shoes… So, that’s my new charity for the year & I’m organizing a drive to donate what equals a pair of shoes each day for the remainder of the year:  334 pairs of shoes.  The goal is bigger than me; so, I’m asking for you to consider participating.  There are three ways to join in:

  1. You can donate directly to Shoes For Orphan Souls.  A donation of $25 will send a new pair of shoes to an orphan somewhere in the world.   If you participate in this way, please leave me a comment here letting me know &/or add that you’re participating in Crystal Miller/M3 Talent Consulting’s Shoe drive in their comments box so they can track how close we are to our goal!
  2. If you live in DFW, you can contact me & we’ll set up a time to pick up your donation.
  3. If you live in Providence or the surrounding area, feel free to drop on by!
New shoes are often overlooked for orphans.  They get hand-me-downs & often are grateful to have them.   This past Holiday season I was at the mall with my family & we saw this angel on the angel tree where a 13-year-old was asking for a pair of shoes that fit.  That’s it.  That’s all they wanted.  It touched me – so, hopefully this is a way to help.
I’ll post more about it in a few days after my kit arrives from Buckner International; but I’m kind of jazzed about this.

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