Ridge (KR) Pre-First teacher Debora Daniel has been inspirational in leading
the efforts to collect shoes for children at Orphanage Emmanuel, in
Honduras. This year, her Pre-First class
collected over 100 pairs! The program originated out of Northbrook United
Methodist Church. “The church travels there for mission trips and has numerous
drives to assist those in the orphanage”, stated Mrs. Daniel. “It is a
tremendous program. My son traveled there when he was a teenager. It made such
an impact on my family that I decided to bring the project to KR.” Through the years, King’s Ridge has collected more than
800 pairs of shoes for the project. Any size or style is accepted as the
children range in age from toddler to teenagers. The orphanage hosts their own
Prom and school dances thus, dress shoes are treasured. Mrs. Daniel stated that parents of students
from previous years continue to save their old shoes and contribute to the
project, even though their children have moved on from Pre-First.
For more information on the program, visit http://orphanageemmanuelhn.weebly.com/index.html .