In North Korea, many children go through cold winters without proper shoes, withstanding temperatures as low -20ºF for up to five months of the year. Since walking is the most common, if not the only means of transportation for most children inside the country, this can make traveling short or long distances extremely difficult. Since its first run in 2010, the shoe donation program has provided nearly
70,000 pairs of snow boots to children throughout North Korea.
All boots are made in our shoe factory in Rajin, North Korea where we provide fair wages to over 70 local employees who produce and perform quality control on all shoe operations throughout the year.
Shoe verification trips are made annually during the fall to ensure that the snow boots were
properly delivered and distributed to all the children in need. We have partnered with
Korea Education Fund (KEF), a North Korean NGO, to reach rural areas throughout North Korea.
A simple $10 donation provides a brand new pair of high-quality thermal winter boots for a child in need.
This year, our goal is to raise $100,000 to deliver another 10,000 pairs of snow boots to our kids!
That means 10,000 lives will be able to survive the harsh winter in North Korea in 2017.
Give a child a pair of snow boots today.