Stanford University has announced it will provide shoes to the children of the Caribbean island nation of Dominica. This is the first time any entity has partnered with Samaritan's Feet to provide shoes and other support for an entire nation. The initial project in the partnership was to raise $100,000 to purchase up to 6,000 pairs of shoes for children in Dominica. The shoes will be distributed in conjunction with the 10th Caribbean Baptist Fellowship Youth Festival this week. In addition to the shoe project it is anticpated several academic departments and student groups will participate in other aspects of the Samaritan's Feet partnership. Samford's young alumni advisory board also will be supporting the partnership with fundraising. Samaritan's Feet is a non-profit founded in 2003 and based in Charlotte, N.C., with global offices in Brazil, Nigeria, Peru and South Africa.
Persons interested in the Shoe for a Nation project, including financial contributions, should contact Coyne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions made to the partnership through Samford are 100 percent tax deductible. Gifts should be designated for Samford Shoes for a Nation.