St Augustine's students donate to Life Charity Focus

100 PAIRS OF SHOES: The St Augustine's students find 100 pairs of shoes to give to Ugandan school children at Joy Blessed Primary School who cannot afford their own. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

100 PAIRS OF SHOES: The St Augustine's students find 100 pairs of shoes to give to Ugandan school children at Joy Blessed Primary School who cannot afford their own. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

All it takes is a look around the house to find some shoes to donate to those less fortunate, and that's exactly what Cathy Walsh and the St Augustine school children did. 

Mrs Walsh, who sponsors a Ugandan child through Life Charity Focus (LCF) Uganda, found out how much it costs for shoes in Uganda and started a shoe drive at her children’s primary school. 

Mrs Walsh was talking to the co-founder of LCF, Dione Carter, about how expensive shoes are in Uganda and was horrified school children didn’t have access to the simple need. 

“Shoes are really expensive so I asked Dione if I can do a shoe drive, I thought that’s something I can do, something to help the charity,” she said. 

The Walsh family started sponsoring Emmenuel through LCF after Mrs Walsh saw Mrs Carters’ photos of a trip to Uganda. 

“[The Carters] went over there and I saw what they were doing and I cried, it was so beautiful,” she said. 

Mrs Carter accepted the donation last week and told the students about life for a child in Uganda.