How a donation of shoes changed a life

One of the asylum seekers we work with in the destitution project had been struggling with a foot injury for a while. The injury to one of his feet had meant that his foot had swollen to twice its size.

The gentleman didn’t have the money in order to get shoes that fit properly so had been relying on a pair of sandals that were too small for his feet. This lead to more injury to his injured foot, which meant he had to get antibiotic treatment.

A lovely student we are connected to, heard of this man’s desperate situation. He donated the money to get proper fitting shoes, so the gentleman could get around easier and his foot could recover.

With this money, our Destitute Project Coordinator, Jennifer was able to take him to get his feet measured properly, and buy some shoes that would fit properly.

He has asked only for the photo to feature his feet in the brand new shoes, but Jennifer wanted to emphasise the joy on his face and how much it has helped him in his daily life.

It’s always good to be reminded that small acts of kindness, can make a huge difference in people’s lives.

This is just one of the many stories of people we have supported through our projects at MRSN. 

In order that we can do more to help people through this project, we need to continue to raise money through regular giving or one off donations.

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