Friday, March 25, 2011

Crocs for Haiti

A colleague of mine stopped by the house the other evening, along with his ten-year-old, Ellie. I had never met Ellie. They had in their hands two very large plastic bags full of Crocs.

Ellie's heart, it turns out, had been touched by the post-earthquake images of the kids in Haiti who had no shoes to wear, and she decided to do something about it. She went to her school principal and asked if she could make a all-school announcement. "Crocs for Haiti" was her project and she boldly asked her friends to help. Within a few days she had more Crocs than she could carry. Gotta love Ellie! Because of her perceptive eye and sensitive heart, about a hundred kids will have shoes to wear.

"When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them..." Mark 6:34a

... Reminds me of Ellie.

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