The right fit?

Ahla Fawda (The Best Chaos) have been running a "Warm Feet Campaign" collecting winter shoes and boots for distribution to Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian families in some of Lebanon's poorest areas.
Donated shoes were laid out so that folk could choose what they liked and then our volunteers helped to size and fit.
Its always sobering to remember that people run away from their homes and country in fear for their lives. They then exist in limbo, waiting to return, enduring harsh conditions, increased poverty and sometimes little sympathy for their plight.
Their smiles, welcome, stoicism and generosity are a reminder that being generous is when we give more than can be afforded rather than what is convenient.
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A wonderful campaign, Ruth.
posted February 8th, 2018  
wonderful!
posted February 8th, 2018  
Wonderful idea....shies are discarded well before they are finished so it's great to see them passed on! I know I have chucked our shoes for some reason or other but still plenty of wear in them.
posted February 8th, 2018  
A wonderfully graphic reminder of the need and good in people the world over
posted February 9th, 2018  
Ditto Katy
posted February 9th, 2018  
Safety, food, shelter and clothing are what we all need to live. This is a nice reminder.
posted February 9th, 2018  
these shots are a reality check
posted February 9th, 2018  
Hello Ruth! I so admire your generous heart and how devoted it is to the volunteer efforts underway in your area. I continue to learn so much from your beautiful photography and compelling narrative, and I've enjoyed following you on FB since I was last on 365. Anyway, I'm back, and following your incredible project again. I'm so grateful to get the real story from you!!
posted February 10th, 2018  
fav...
posted February 10th, 2018  
@sandrajo Thanks so much for your lovely message, glad to have you back here! I re read your bio thingy, such a lovely expression of what photography means to you and in many ways similar to mine xx
posted February 10th, 2018  
God bless your work.
posted February 12th, 2018  
Being Jesus's hands and feet! Love this!
posted February 12th, 2018  
What a great cause!
posted February 13th, 2018  
@ruthmouch I would love to hear your philosophy of photography!
posted February 14th, 2018  
@sandrajo Hi Sandi
Photography is where I find such a sense of "flow". I am incredibly blessed to be able to volunteer this skill with a variety of organisations where I have truly met the most wonderful people, both volunteers and those being served. In a world that we struggle to understand and where bad news is what sells (and better if sensationalised) it seems like an idea to try to redress that balance by changing perceptions, by seeking the beautiful wherever it exists and by taking little glimpses into the lives of others. So often I have been humbled by the generosity, humour and inquisitiveness of those struggling. I have come to accept that everything you think you know/believe/trust is dependent on you/your life experiences/education. Therefore my view cannot be the same as others, and opposites may both be correct. And I believe that mostly people are trying their best despite their circumstances and the cards that life has dealt them. It is such a beautiful world. That maybe covers it!!!! x
posted February 14th, 2018  
You have such an insightful perspective from which we can all learn. I'm so glad I fav'd this pic so that I can come back and keep re-reading your philosophy. :) Thanks for sharing it! :)
posted February 16th, 2018  
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