This NFL season, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith will serve as a Samaritan’s Feet Football Ambassador. In an effort to provide a voice for the voiceless, after each game, Smith will remove his shoes and socks and walk barefoot down the stadium corridor into the locker room. This act of humility has never been done before in professional sports history. Steve Smith will personally host a shoe distribution in every city on the Panthers away game schedule this season.
Smith wants people to support what he is doing by joining him in raising money. His game shoes will be auctioned off after each NFL regular season game to the highest bidder. The proceeds will go toward providing shoes for impoverished children.
Samaritan’s Feet is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes. There are an estimated 300 million children who go without shoes every day and more than one million that die each year from foot borne disease. Our goal is to provide 10 million pairs of shoes for children in the next 10 years, and since 2003 Samaritan’s Feet and its team of ambassadors have blessed more than four million children in more than 60 nations.
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