There are a lot of great feelings in the world – The feeling of passing a big test, taking a shower after a workout, eating a burger and fries on a Saturday night and discovering your favorite show has a TV marathon on during a snowstorm. While all those things are awesome, there is something to be said about when a lady (or even a dude) rocks a fresh new pair of shoes. This year, the Beautiful You Conference is reaching out to the women and children of the DC Shelter System to provide them with NEW shoes that they can call their own.
All BY Conference participants are being asked to bring a brand NEW pair of shoes to the conference for a woman or child in the shelter. In addition, we will have a station set up for the donors to write a message, scripture, verse or encouraging word on a card that we will attach to the box. This way, we not only give something needed that is material, but also something needed that is inspirational and personal. Gift certificates are also being gathered to be used at a day this summer where the women and children will pick out their own shoes on a shopping day for them created by the Be the Love team.
Join us 5/3 at Pentagon City Mall in the food court (rally point) at 10:30am as we shop for shoes and have lunch at noon! If you can’t join us, please shop on your own. Be sure to tag #bymovement in your pictures! There is an awesome prize for the best photo. Looking forward to shopping with you, giving with you and celebrating being beautiful with you!
We understand that shoe shopping isn’t for everyone, so a $25 gift certificate to a store that sells shoes is also acceptable.
Here’s some great ideas on how you can join in:
- Collect some funds from co-workers, friends, small group, family and purchase shoes online
- Purchase gift cards online from a local shoe stores like: Target, DSW, Payless, Nike, or any other store that sells shoes.
Originally from the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection (Philly), Deesha moved to Washington, DC in 2010 to work at the White House. Deesha has been an AIDS activist for 20 years and worked previously as a social worker and music journalist covering East Coast hip-hop. She’s currently a volunteer with Carpenter’s Shelter in Virginia and Be the Love DC, a Capital City Church campaign that empowers people to change the world.