Saturday, July 24, 2010

Shoppin' for Shoes

Hi! Welcome to my very first blog! I am excited to let you know that our family is adopting a little boy from Ethiopia. We got our referral just last week. We can't share any information yet, but I can tell you this...he's really cute!

Since we started the adoption process, I have been learning a lot about the kids in Ethiopia. One thing I've learned is that they go without many of the things I take for granted - like shoes. Many of the kids there go barefoot and good shoes are a luxury. I have been reading the blog "Family from Afar" about the Wistrom family. Mrs. Wistrom, the mother, helps find sponsors for children in Ethiopia through Children's Hopechest. She took these pictures when she was there.

When I see pictures like this, it makes me want to help. So my mom and I thought it would be a good idea to start a blog to share my bottlecap necklaces. All of the money will go toward buying shoes for kids through Children's Hopechest. A good pair of leather shoes with thick soles costs $18. I will keep track of how many shoes we buy. I have lots of designs to choose from and lots of fun ideas. I'll post new ones from time to time.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you will come back often.
(6 pairs so far!!)


  1. Samantha ~ Your blogspot is very awesome - you did a great job. I am looking forward to future entries. I love your necklaces.... I wear mine alot and get alot of very positive comments. Love you!! ~Mimi

  2. I love what you are doing! Keep up the great work!

  3. Wow, Samantha! What a wonderful, creative way to help others in need. Your necklaces are adorable! I will be purchasing some! Love, Libbey

  4. Double WOW!!!! Your story of how and WHY you are doing this is more than touching! To think of how "mature" and responsible you are being for your age speaks volumes for what your parents have taught you, which when summed up into one word is "selfless".

    I know this is just the beginning for you and look forward to tracking your progress as well as purchasing your necklaces, they are too adorable, to help fight the "cause" you are fighting.

    I'm Beyond Proud of you!

  5. I blogged about your cause, here:

    I am just so impressed. :) Off to go buy a few necklaces! :)