sharE THE warmth

 shoe donation project

 
 
image: North Korean students receiving Winter boots

image: North Korean students receiving Winter boots

IGNIS Community’s Shoe Donation project started in 2009 with the purpose of sharing a “warm” gift to the children in North Korea. Winter boots are a necessity as temperatures during the winter season can reach the coldness of -30° Celsius (-22° Fahrenheit).

But thanks to the faithful support from donors like you, IGNIS can continually provide winter boots to warm the little feet of children in North Korea.

how do we do it?

Every year we collect donation through SHARE THE WARMTH fundraising.

We then purchase the winter boots and are sent to kindergartens, daycare centers, or primary schools according to the needs and requests made by the Korean Education Foundation (KEF), a North Korean NGO located in Pyongyang.

 
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how do we verify the delivery?

Each year IGNIS Community sends out a verification team to visit the orphanages with our field team and confirm the delivery of the winter boots to be directed to the correct places. We were able to meet many children and teachers during these trips and have built trust to learn from each other.

* this year (2019) IGNIS received confirmation from the State Department to continue the shoe donation program.

* this year (2019) IGNIS received confirmation from the State Department to continue the shoe donation program.

 

how & when can i donate?

You can donate all year long! But it’s best to do it before August so we would have time to acquire and deliver the winter boots.

With just $10 you can provide a child with a Winter boot!