My name is Camden Grant, I am an 10th Grade student at Newsome High School in Lithia, FL. In January of 2018, I attended Booker T Washington Elementary for a day of volunteering. The goal that day was to teach students a lesson about fables. After reading individually to students, I could tell how special this was to them. They had such big smiles on their faces because of something so simple; a few volunteers and some books made these little people so happy. Within minutes of finishing the day, I knew I had to get involved. After lots of brainstorming, the idea for "Soles Shaping Souls" was formed.
"Soles Shaping Souls" started as a donation drive in hopes of gaining enough funds to provide each student at Booker T Washington Elementary (a diverse group of children from families with sometimes challenging financial struggles) a BRAND NEW pair of SOLES before summer break so that their SOULS can run, jump and play all summer! After an overwhelming response of donations, I was able to purchase 178 pairs of shoes and gift the entire 1st and 2nd grades at Booker T Washington Elementary in Tampa, FL.
With the assistance of my community, Soles Shaping Souls is now a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The mission is still the same; provide for children in need.
Thank you for your generosity and continued support!
My moto is
"Give A Little, Help A Lot!"
Thank you so much for your help!
Please check back regularly for updates and new pictures of the sweet little people that will be wearing the shoes you helped buy!
Their smiles and excitement are worth every penny, I promise!