Brownies donate shoes to the Step in My Shoes campaign

We’ve heard from 351st City of Glasgow Brownies who have already started collecting shoes for the Step in My Shoes campaign.

Lesley-Ann, Leader of 351st City of Glasgow Brownie Unit and part of the group leading the project, was inspired by the Step in My Shoes campaign which aims to help refugees in Syria, Greece and Lebanon by providing a pair of comfortable shoes. After hearing about the difficult conditions which refugees face as they flee from war in their country, struggling to walk long distances to safety, she was keen to provide practical help with support from her Brownies. The campaign will ensure refugees have comfortable dry shoes as they often they face walking long distances in unsuitable footwear.

Brownies spent their weekly meeting learning about the current refugee crisis and how they could help by donating a pair of their old shoes to someone who needs them.

The unit of 19 girls and three leaders collected a total of 54 pairs of shoes suitable for children, men and women.  The girls had great fun writing notes of encouragement and luck to the refugees to add to each pair of shoes, for the person who will receive the shoes.

One of the Leaders said:

“One Brownie couldn’t quite believe how many shoes we were aiming to collect as she can’t believe so many people could be without shoes to begin with.

“Getting involved with the Step in My Shoes campaign will not only help children less fortunate than them but will also be a significant learning opportunity for our girls.”

Do you want to get involved with the Step in My Shoes campaign? Read our news story to find how to get involved.

Girlguiding Scotland - Step In My Shoes Project - 351st Brownie Unit 1