Monday, November 19, 2012

Fancy Footwork

These girls got sole!

Scouts from North Coventry Girl Scout Troop 41330 collected more than 100 shoes and boots to help those who lack therm.

The footwear was donated to the folks at In Ian's Boots, the non-profit organization founded by the parents of Ian Joshua Miller.

He was 12 years old when he was killed in a sledding accident in January of 2010.  

He was not wearing a helmet when he was sledding on a saucer style sled and collided with a ski
lift tower, he died from traumatic brain injury. 

The Emergency Department doctors found a message to all of us inside his boot. Ian had a Bible verse on a folded piece of paper inside his boot.  It is James 1:2-4:

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

Girl Scouts is celebrating 100 years of scouting and for this they have a badge the girls are working to obtain. 

The scouts needed to collect 100 items to donate - food, jackets etc. Troop 41330 decided to collect shoes! 

These eleven girls made their goal and then some!  On Thursday, they arrived bearing about 300 pairs of shoes!   

They helped sort the shoes which is the first step in the cleaning and packing process.  

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