In spirit of today's Thanksgiving holiday, as well as the upcoming holiday season, today is dedicated to Cherished Feet. Founded and headed by the well known New York socialite and long-time missionary, Karen Koeningsberg, this non-profit organization focuses on providing impovrished children with their first steps to a brighter future. Parasites can enter the body through bare feet and many children in devloping countries spend their days walking barefoot in unsanitary soils that have become the breeding grounds for bacteria and a variety of lethal organisms. Cherished Feet has made a commitment to make a difference by providing these children, whom range from toddles to those of 18 years in age, with quality shoes. Although this organization is newly established and only a few month old, with friends like fashion designer Richie Rich, and a solid team behind her, Ms. Koeningsberg was able to collect 3,000 shoes in just one weekend. Always one to start her own team, rather than to join one - a trait she inherited from her mother, with whom she has traveled on approximately 30 missions - Koeningsberg will travel to Haiti next month to hand deliver every pair of shoes to children in need. Her determination, motivation and positive energy and attitude are certainly contageous as she embarks on her journey to not only educate and create awareness, but to "live up" to her charity and carry out her missionary duties. Cherished Feet, along with all of those who pitched in and were one of the thousands that donated footwear, have definitely given the world something to be very thankful for.
Stay tuned for more information on how you can help as well as information on the Cherished Feet Gala, taking place in Spring 2011.
To learn more, see more, contact, and to help by getting involved and becomming a part of the Cherished Feet Team, click here.
Now, go enjoy that turkey.