Donation to AFAP - Nov-2008
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We donated 444 pairs of shoes to AFAP(website) - 284 on 1st Nov and 160 pairs on 8th Nov - these were the people that we donated to about a year or so ago when the shoes went to the Solomon Islands. They couldn't say where their next shipment would go, but likely India. They do shipments to India, Africa, the Pacific, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh etc. They mainly ship medical equipment - hospital beds, blankets, wheelchairs, syringes, drugs etc. Luckily they said that they can take as many pairs of shoes as we can deliver. It was a real eye-opener looking around their warehouse and really made me feel like we were doing something worthwhile.
We now only have about 7 shoes left over (not enough to fill a bag, which is why I have kept them).