Sunday, May 31, 2009

Final Counts for the Final Lap

OH MY WORD I am so behnd but it has been mayhem around here with the referral, a baby shower, friends in town for the baby shower, work deadlines, etc.

Here are the final numbers for the UNDY 500. It is kind of a bummer - we were close but missed our goal of 500 by 89. The grand total was 411. Thanks to everyone who contributed! We are continuing our collection of these items, so let me know if you have any!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


I am waaaay behind here...didn't blog that Old Navy had flip flops for $1 yesterday...haven't blogged our Undy 500 updates...BUT I have a really good excuse!! We FINALLY got our referral from China for Olivia Xiu Di Shelton! It has been a crazy couple of days! WOOHOO! Here she is:I will be posting a final Undy 500 count soon. I don't think we made our goal, but I have a few people getting numbers to me by end of day today, so we will see. For more pictures and info on Olivia, click HERE. Thanks for all the emails on Old Navy! Sorry I dropped the ball this time...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We're Cruisin'

Ok, folks! We got 35 more items in the last 24 hours! We have 28 pairs of undies and 7 bras added! Thanks and keep 'em comin'!! We don't want to crash and burn!!
We have had a variety of questions - here are some answers:
  • We will take any decent quality used bras or undies. We have still been receiving feedback that this is strange (the USED part). I will say this again, PEOPLE NEED UNDERWEAR. We are talking about the poorest of the poor. We are blessed to have made some wonderful connections with people who work with and serve the poorest of the poor. At the Flip Flop Fleet, our mission is to serve the poorest of the poor.
  • Mens, womens, kids. ALL sizes.

  • No to g-strings, but thank you anyway :)
  • We will take new skivvies, of course!
  • We will take items from the dollar store (thanks for that tip - I didn't know they had these items) Any skivvies are better than no skivvies.

  • We don't need your items sent to us by Sunday, we just want to know your "counts"

I will leave you with this picture. This is what the "mall" looks like in Haiti.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Undy 500 Needs Ya!

Our count is s-l-o-w-l-y growing...but we need more! We would like to make our goal of 500 items by May 24, race day.
We have received 20 more bras and 35 more undies
Here is our current count: 133 bras and 162 undies
This brings our Undy 500 total to 295 - EEK! Without your help we won't make it! We need 205 more items by Sunday to make our goal...I bet you have items in your own dresser that you don't wear...if not, can you hit the thrift store or Target? Please help us make our goal. If you have items, please leave a comment or email us. THANKS!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More Flips Delivered in Malawi!

Our new friends, Max and Cay, sent us these pictures of some girls and their headmaster at a school in Malawi, receiving our flip flops! We just love to see this! We are grateful to all those collecting and delivering shoes!
Thank you!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Second Lap...

59 more bras and 76 more undies!
So totals are 113 bras and 127 undies.
THAT means that we have 240 items so far to a goal of 500! THAT means that we only need 260 more and we have 14 more days to do it! Race day is May 24! Vroom, Vroom! So jump in the driver's seat and let's keep the "drive" going!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The First Lap...

First day totals: 54 Bras and 51 Undies!! Woohoo!!

Gear Up for the Undy 500!

Vroom, vroom! Let's come together for the UNDY 500! We want to collect 500 undies (tops or bottoms, if ya catch the drift) by race day, SUNDAY, MAY 24. See the post below if you have missed what we are up to!

Feel free to post this on your blogs and email your friends! Email us at with your numbers and we will figure out where those skivvies should go!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


We are introducing a new division of the Flip Flop Fleet - The Skivvy Divvy. What is this, you ask? Well, it’s an opportunity to clean out your closet or your underwear drawer while helping those in developing countries!
After traveling to Haiti, we learned that there is another great need - UNDIES. A few of my friends have wrinkled up their noses at me when I tell them that we are going to start collecting underwear, but the thrift stores sell them, so if it's good enough for the thrift stores, it is good enough for us. Our goal is to collect new or nice quality used undies and bras of all types and sizes for the poorest of the poor in developing countries.

EVERYONE has a pair that rides up on them that they just don’t wear and EVERY woman has at least one bra that is in the drawer that they NEVER wear. Instead of tossing them, divvy your skivvies to The Skivvy Divvy!
So, as you are doing your spring cleaning, if you come across any of these items or if you feel led to buy some, please email us at As always, if you purchase flip flops, please email us so we can add your total to our shoe counter and keep track of who has what. We have more and more people going to countries where shoes and undies are greatly needed. We need you on board!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Flip Flops arrive in Ethiopia and Malawi!

A family adopting from Ethiopia took some of our flip flops when they went to get their daughter! Here is a quote from them: "The staff at the orphanage were SO THANKFUL for those shoes. They just couldn't stop thanking us enough. I tried to explain who these flip flops were really from, but I don't think they got it. Those kids were in DESPERATE need of these shoes. So feel good about that."

We met a lovely Australian couple in Haiti and now they are in Malawi. They took shoes with them, too. Cay helped me hand out shoes in Haiti and was very helpful!

Here is a quote from Cay: The folk on the steps showing their flip flops are the staffers at the Lydia Foundation in Zomba, Malawi and they send their heartfelt thanks as do the 3 orphan girls.
Please, take just a moment and click on this picture to enlarge it to really see the expressions on these happy faces! Acts 20:35 states,"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Indeed!