This Bringer of Shoes Makes a Huge Difference in the Lives of The Homeless

it's from the soulIt’s difficult to walk even a block in New York City without coming across some poor soul that is plainly in desperate need. One inspiring man decided to make a difference with a simple and incredible act of kindness.

During the day, Andre McDonnell works as a retail employee at trendy SoHo store Atrium. He sells clothing and accessories to paying customers looking for the most stylish options. At night, he gives away donated shoes to those who would never dream of owning a new pair.

Andre was compelled to create the charitable movement, called It’s From the Soul.

it's from the soul

He treks every day from SoHo to Grand Central and Union Square to distribute the donated athletic shoes.

it's from the soul

it's from the soul

it's from the soul

His inspiration came after playing a game of basketball with friends a few years ago.

it's from the soul

Andre saw a nearby homeless man without any shoes and was moved to give his own shoes to him.

it's from the soul

“As I walked away, I felt the gravel under my own feet, and it just hit me there has to be something more that I can do,” Andre explains.

it's from the soul

it's from the soul

it's from the soul

Now he receives tons of donations from equally charitable New Yorkers.

it's from the soul

He even takes the time to wash each and every pair himself, spending around $50-60 a week at the laundromat.

it's from the soul

His only aim is to make those in need walk a little easier through their already rough lives.

it's from the soul

it's from the soul

it's from the soul

The incredible gesture makes a huge impact on the lives of those he helps. You can find more information on how you can help contribute shoes and donations to this amazing cause by checking out the movement’s website and Facebook.

(via Elite Daily.)


it's from the soulHere is How You Can Help

Donate Sneakers

Do you have new or gently used sneakers that you are never going to wear? Donate them to the cause. andre@itsfromthesole.org

Donate Money

Providing this service to the less fortunate isn’t free, Any monetary donation really helps. Visit their website to donate.


 

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