“We don’t want your money,” said the flyer taped to the door: “just your unwanted shoes.” What’s more, “all sizes and conditions needed.”
We seek to provide African orphans with adequate sanitation, protection, education, and love. We accomplish this mission through generous donations given in the United States. We only accept hand-to-mouth donations, so that no “overhead” costs or government corruption gets in the way of helping those who need it.
They left me a plastic bag, which now contains one slightly worn but undamaged pair of Reeboks, and one hardly-worn-at-all pair of tassel loafers. (I am now down to eight pairs of shoes.)
Joe Beets was unavailable for comment.