The holidays are a time for giving, and one way to teach kids about giving as well as providing an outlet for them to actually do it is with this great story and the foundation behind it.
Shoes is a children’s picture book written by Jerri James and illustrated by Norma Samuelson. This is the lyrical story of Margaret Elizabeth, a young girl who looks in her closet and realizes she has lots of shoes, plenty in fact. Her heart is moved with compassion for others who have none. She decides to do something about it. Margaret Elizabeth models a Club GoBeDo kid who makes a difference in the life of a child in need. Shoes is a picture book written for 3-7 year old children.
Shoes is also the foundation behind the newly launched The Orphan Campaign and Club GoBeDo (Go somewhere, Be a voice, Do something). Founded by Jerri James, a mom and author, Club GoBeDo is on a mission to inspire and facilitate selflessness, service and compassion in our children. The goal is simple: 100,000 kids in the U.S. giving 100,000 pairs of shoes to orphans worldwide. Club GoBeDo provides free resources for parents for a variety of activities, from the Club GoBeDo Birthday Club (children request shoes for orphans in lieu of gifts – you may view the birthday invitation here: http://clubgobedo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/BirthdayInvite.pdf) to the Shoe Drives and Shoe Parades, that kids and their parents can get involved in to collect and donate shoes, a basic but often overlooked need for orphans. Find out more and purchase a copy of “Shoes” at Club GoBeDo’s website: www.clubgobedo.com.