- A 17-year-old American, Lindsay Sobel, has been donating shoes to people who could not afford to have one since she was 12
- Lindsay has collected over 30,000 pairs from family, friends, and those who believed so much in her humanity-centered project
- The 17-year-old said that her biggest challenge is trying to keep up with the surging number of homeless people
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A generous 17-year-old, Lindsay Sobel, has become popular after her kind act of donating thousands of shoes hit the media.
When she was just a 12-yar-old kid, she saw that many people around Staples Centre in Los Angeles were living a wretched life, Understanding Compassion.
How she started
She said that a human being should never have to go through life like that. Lindsay was surprised to see that shoes were a luxury item to them.
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During a coming-of-age ceremony for 13-year-olds in her community that requires young people to create people-centered projects, Lindsay targeted hers towards the homeless people she had earlier seen.
The teenager went around asking her family and friends to donate shoes. She even held programmes to call for donors.
In some years, Lindsay was able to gather more than 30,000 shoes for homeless people in Southern California.
“I was so honored they thought of me to help. It was really great being able to see my work pay off.”
The lady stated that one of the challenges she faces now is how to help as many homeless people as possible as there are many of them.
“I want to try to give the best experience to all the people. I don’t want to give them a pair of shoes that are beaten down or worn down. I don’t want them to think that’s their self-worth.”
A kind boy
Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that a young boy, Brayden, put a big smile on his classmate's face and did the best he could do for him when he realised he was being bullied for wearing the same outfit.
In speaking with the media, Brayden revealed that while he is not super close to him, he never liked the way he was being picked on by people.
Brayden said the boy did not have many clothes because his parents are poor. He said:
“I remember last year he only had 2 outfits cause he just didn’t have the money to buy clothes.”