Footprints of Michigan led by Geronimo Lerma and his team will be at Latino Day with the Lugnuts collecting new and gently used footwear to distribute to the needy, homeless and veterans around the State. This group does incredible work serving populations that often goes unnoticed sadly.
Footprints of Michigan, Inc. was established in 2014 after attending a street walk with a local organization in Lansing, Michigan. I noticed a young homeless man in desperate need of shoes; his duct-taped soles were worn and tattered. A street walk participant contacted her husband and he promptly delivered a size 13, gently used, pair of shoes. The young man’s face lit up as he threw his old, worn pair of shoes in the trash and it filled my heart with hope and joy…. and so, the idea began.
Cafecito Caliente hopes you will bring at least a pair of shoes even if your just dropping them off this Sunday. If you need arrangements to have some shoes picked up, Cafecito is willing. Here is the Footprints website: https://footprintsofmichigan.org/footprints-of-michigan