Barbara Haider, CEO & Founder of “One Love-One Community” speaks at “Every Soles Counts” the 5th Annual Fundraising event for “In Jacobs Shoes”.
Barbara Haider, our CEO & Founder welcomed that invitation to speak at the 5th Annual“ Every Sole Counts” event about the impact that “In Jacob’s Shoes” has had in the communities that we served in Delray Beach/Palm Beach County. Mrs. Haider talked about how difficult it was to address the needs of our kids & families in our underserved communities before we were fortunate to have the generous support of “In Jacob’s Shoes”. The stories of impact and the needs of our community were tearful & heartfelt. Mrs. Haider, wasn’t the only one that was tearful when she shared a passionate story of girl at one of her middle school that took off her shoes and gave them to her friend who was crying because her only pair of shoes had fallen apart at school and their attempt to repair her shoe with tape and a stapler had been unsuccessful. Mrs. Haider’s story had a happy ending because of the shoes received from“In Jacobs Shoes”. She was able to provide the girl with two pairs of shoes; a pair for school and a second pair!
We could not address the needs of the kids and families in the underserved communities that we provide shoes for in Palm Beach County without the support of “In Jacob Shoes”! They not only provide shoes, they provide happiness, improve self-esteem and give comfort to many by providing “shoes to many” that cannot afford them. We could not do what we do without their support.