In a word…Zikomo!

by Telling Dad on December 1, 2013

Well, it’s been two months so I figured I should probably write a post. And what better way to break back into the world of blogging than to share the end result of our Flip Flop campaign.

Thanks to your generosity and thanks to you embracing our project, we were able to provide every single child in the Malawi Children’s Village with a brand new pair of Crocs. I knew the smiles would be worth it and knowing that these children are no longer forced to navigate their harsh and dangerous terrain in bare feet feels absolutely amazing.

More than 150 pairs of Crocs sandals were distributed and not one child went without. So thank you, or as they say in their native language, “Zikomo.” You all helped make a huge difference in these children’s lives. Every tweet, every Like, every share, and every dollar…I’m so grateful for all of your support.

Please take some time to soak in all of these photos. They touch the soul. And in a world wrought with negativity, we could all use a smile.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Cat October 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

well done! much respect your way

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Kristie Sawiki October 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Thank you so much for allowing us to join you in this. The pictures are worth it alone.

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Katie October 2, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Awesome. Amazing. Inspiring.

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Tina October 2, 2013 at 8:10 pm

This is so amazing! Greg and Heather, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of such an amazing mission outreach!

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Emilie October 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Love. That is all I can say. So touched that they shared these wonderful images and hope you’ll include us in your next effort to help out this village.

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Joanna October 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Love this.

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Meg October 3, 2013 at 4:42 am

such a wonderful thing to have done for these kids. thanks for the update & pics. i so wanted to donate, but i tried to spread the word for your cause.

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Karen October 3, 2013 at 7:07 am

Wow! Those smiles must have been worth every second you spent on this project and every dime you donated. Congratulations!

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Elaine- October 3, 2013 at 7:29 am

that is so great! but i think you should have built them sidewalks…. let me explain, when i was a little girl, i went barefoot all summer and as dangeous as it got was sidewalks… now, i wear crocs and my feet are soft and pampered and i can no longer go barefoot anymore… so yeah, go back next year and give them sidewalks :) where’s the suggestion box?

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Kate @ The Shopping Mama October 3, 2013 at 7:41 am

AMAZING! I am smiling from ear to ear seeing the pure joy on the children’s faces. Well done, y’all. Well.done.

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valmg @ Mom Knows It All October 3, 2013 at 11:53 am

That is awesome Greg! I appreciate you sharing these, it is wonderful to see. Nicely done!

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Tina @ ribenamusings October 9, 2013 at 6:30 am

Amazing! Beautiful photographs – the one of the children in a circle showing their feet covered and free from injury and pain is especially touching.

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Alana October 10, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Wonderful. Very touching. Well done!

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Sonia October 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I love this. It is amazing something like shoes is so meaningful to someone else and standard to us. Great reminder of what we all should do to give back. Shoot me an email, maybe I can get the company to make a donation.

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Nancy B October 30, 2013 at 9:41 am

The smiles alone are priceless. Thanks for sharing this amazing journey…from the fundraising to the feet!

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Mishka December 30, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Pretty darn cool!! Nice job!

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Lexi February 5, 2014 at 10:46 am

Great job but…where did you go?!? You haven’t posted in months!

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