Sunday, December 21, 2008
Lena, a cyber-friend, is in one of my online adoption groups. She just went to her kids' orphanage in Haiti and took shoes for the nannies!
We are so happy to help the nannies at Three Angels in Haiti! They were able to "shop" for flip flops! YAY!!
Thanks to Margie, Denise and Jennifer M. for providing the shoes for this trip!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Please dig through your piles of flips and see if you have any that meet the bill (I know most of the ones we have collected are kid's sizes).
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any and I will email back the address where you can ship your flips!
But please hurry! They LEAVE on December 12th! Thanks!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Margie and the folks over at South Suburban Evangelical Free Church have pushed us over the edge!! We have gone over 1500 pairs of shoes!! Hurray! Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! Please pray for us as we search for new travel groups to partner with!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Most of our shoes are in a shipping container that will take several weeks to get to Haiti, but a group going on a missions trip took some down as well. Here is our first picture of kids receiving Flip Flop Fleet Flips!! Thank you, Jesus, for this opportunity to help in some way!
Monday, November 10, 2008
And thanks again for linking to us!
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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
If you want to ship your shoes, please ship (as soon as you can for the semi) to:
C3 Missions International
Attn: Cathie Simpson
3000 NW 50th Street
Kansas City, MO 64150
Don't forget, if you use the services of a UPS store, it is trackable, there is free insurance (up to $100), and explain to the owner that you are shipping shoes to an organization that is providing relief for the victims of flooding in Haiti. They may give you a discount on the shipping.
There are teams going down to Haiti in November, too, so you can ship for that group, too, if you aren't ready yet. Once again, if you want to hold on to them for now, you are welcome to do so and we will work to hook you up with a local church or group in your area traveling to a country in need.
I have said it before, but I am thrilled that we can help in some tangible way. Imagine not owning even ONE pair of shoes. We have so much, don't we? Let's remember our blessings!!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
The topic of their study is "Bearing Fruit in God's Family" and they thought it would be great to exemplify what it means to bear fruit by identifying ourselveswith Christ and caring about what He cares about - People! Hebrews 10:24
Margie says it so well here..."Haiti's needs go way beyond 'shoes' but this tangible, needed gift will wonderfully reflect the love of God to these children'.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thank you for being patient while we get our bearings. Or shall I say our "footing" :)
There are still two options for you. Ship or store. If you choose to ship, we do not have a fund to assist you with these expenses, please understand.
There is an organization in Kansas City called C3 Missions that is filling a semi RIGHT NOW for Haiti. They will drive the semi to Miami and then it goes over to Haiti on a ship. The semi is about 3/4 the way full. If you choose to ship your shoes please send them to:
C3 Missions International
Attn: Cathie Simpson
3000 NW 50th Street
Kansas City, MO 64150
Cathie asked us to have the shipments there by October 15. If by chance the semi is full before that date and/or shoes arrive after, they have several teams traveling in the near future. PLEASE do the following when shipping your shoes.
1) For flip flops, if there is already an elastic or plastic ring holding the flips together, please remove the little plastic hanger.
2) Please email me when you ship your shoes and let me know the amount of shoes sent.
3) Please enclose a note with your shoes saying that you are with the Flip Flop Fleet
If you don't have all your shoes yet or don't want to spend the money on shipping, feel free to to just wait for now.
Here is a video of Mike Fox, Founder of C3 Missions on his recent visit to Haiti. They are very short videos:
Here is the link to the orphanage (not a C3 Orphanage)that was destroyed that is referred to in the first story:
Please continue to keep Haiti in your prayers! Before any raindrops fell, any storm hit, and before any flooding occurred this was already a destitute and desperate country. I am so glad we can help in some way. Thank you Flip Flop Friends and Fans.
We are just getting started!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Here are the FRIENDS I already posted:
The Flynn Family - Boulder City (Las Vegas), Nevada
Denise Runde and family - Omaha, NE
Chuck Hujet - Appleton/Green Bay, WI
Nichole Cheeney - Phoenix, AZ
Holly Kindbom - Denver, CO
Mindy Fitzgerald - Houston, TX
Here are the FRIENDS that have joined us in the past few weeks:
Margie Broman - Eagan, MN
Laurie Best - Columbia Hts, MN
Laura Hayden - Troy, MI
Jennifer Miles - Fallsington, PA
Donna Henderson - St. Louis, MO
Heather Walvoord - Austin, TX
Carlee Russell - Riverside, CA
Charity White - Lenexa, KS
That is 14 FRIENDS in 13 states.
If I missed anyone (oooh, I am sorry!) please email me at email@example.com
I was also contacted by some that I didn't list as a FRIEND as I wasn't sure if that is what they wanted, so if you fall into that category, let me know.
I know it isn't an accident that people have "found" the blog. This is yet another blessing!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
OK, I just got the best deal on some flip flops. I called around to my local Walgreens to see who still had some left! Well, I went to one and I talked to the manager to see if she wanted to "make a deal" well she did. They have flip flops that are $1.99 and are 75% off that price. I told her I would buy all the $1.99 shoes if she would sell them to me for $.25 a pair she said "YES". I was soooo excited. I purchased 43 pairs for $11.00. I would suggest calling around to your local Walgreens to see if they have any summer shoes left. They are just wanting to get rid of them!!!!! Good luck and I'll be going to a few more Walgreens tomorrow "to make a deal" Happy shoe hunting :
So I followed her lead and stopped by a Walgreens over lunch. I was able to buy 67 pairs of flip flops for .25 each. I also asked about the crocs. The manager said she could only go as low as $1.50. I said that we really needed to keep it to $1.00 and she said ok! So I got 27 pairs of crocs, too!
If you are willing, please stop by your local Walgreens (or two). Ask for the manager and explain that we are collecting shoes for kids in need. Then tell them we have worked with Walgreens locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado. The woman today told me I was helping her out, too. They need to get the rest of their Halloween stuff out! BUT, as Denise told me, THE TIME IS NOW! THE FLIP FLOPS ARE ON CLEARANCE NOW!
Denise is also excited about what her boys, Jackson and Sam, are learning from this. Aren't they adorable?
Her husband had to get on the roof to take this picture, and this isn't even all the shoes! You rock, Rundes!! Way to go making this a family affair!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Here are our kids, Philippe and Patricia (pronounced pa-tree-see-a), pictured at their orphanage in Port-au-Prince. We are also waiting for a baby girl from China.
Here is the first picture of Flips and Sandals - this is 45 pair. The dogs are excited about it!! We have six new Flip Flop Friends and a handful of Fans, so I will be posting on this soon!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The girls flips are, shall we say, more affordable than the boys flips on clearance, for some reason. But we are short on boys flips so far and boys could wear these, too, dontcha think? What makes flips boy flips vs. girl flips? Maybe just avoid more "girly" colors and we can outfit more boys, too. Now I know that the color thing isn't that important in orphanages and villages, because I have seen pictures of boys in pink shirts many times, but I'm just sayin'. Maybe they would rather have green or blue! :)
Also, all sizes are ok. Even some adult sizes here and there are great. At our kids' orphanage there are a lot of older kids, and the nannies and workers need shoes, too. Plus, like I said, our goal is to reach beyond Haiti to wherever a need is found. Things are moving and shaking! More to report soon!!