These Shoes Are Giving Hope to Sick Kids

Sometimes, small acts of kindness make huge differences. Madison “Peach” Steiner made a small act and helped a lot of kids. The New Mexico native discovered a creative way to help people using her artistic talent. She started custom-painting and personalizing shoes for children with disabilities or fighting serious illnesses. She coined this amazing non-profit Peach’s Neet Feet.

“I grew up in a family where kindness and compassion towards others were core values. Because of that, I always felt I could do something more to create a kinder world,” she explained.  Steiner is an artist who started with a pair of hand painted shoes. Her mission was to “bring joy to children, and to build a community where people would come together to find comfort through connection and to share in moments,” she says.

Her organization was created in 2011 and has since put smiles on the faces of many I’ll kids around the world. She doesn’t work alone anymore: Today, she has 40 artists across the country volunteering their time to paint shoes. “My hope is that when a child receives a pair of shoes, they feel that they are valued. I hope they feel their journey is recognized and that they feel celebrated beyond their diagnosis or adversity,” she explains. Thank you for being such an amazing example!

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