Happy New Year!
Thank you for being a part of Sky Footwear! Eric and I are excited about the year of 2017 and the large impact that can be made. While Sky Footwear is still a young company -- a little over four months since our launch date -- our impact has been significant thus far.
For the month of December, Sky Footwear partnered with the Shalom Community Center in Bloomington, IN. With YOUR help, we were able to raise around 450 pairs for the homeless population in the Bloomington community. With socks being the most requested item from homeless shelters – and with the winter season upon us – the timing of the donation was perfect.
On Monday, January 2nd, we were able to personally hand out the pairs to people at the Shalom Center. They were very thankful for the gift. It was a really neat experience personally because there were a good number of residents at the Shalom Center that I had met before. Being able to listen, talk, and hand out a gift to each individual was a rewarding experience. It meant a lot to be able give back to a community that had given me so much growing up.
For the month of January, Eric and I are excited to partner with the Milwaukee Rescue Mission (MRM). We had the pleasure of meeting Dan Brown, the Vice President of Programs at MRM in September at the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) conference in downtown Indianapolis. Dan talked to us about the impact that MRM is making in the Milwaukee area and expressed interest in the partnership.
We ask that you to continue helping us spread the mission of Sky Footwear. We are excited for what the year of 2017 holds – and we’re glad YOU’RE a part of it. Please never hesitate to contact us with any suggestions or concerns. We love hearing from you!
- God Bless
(Forrest Gilmore, Executive Director)