Sunday April 23rd, Turning Paiges returns to the streets of Downtown Dallas, just one day after their sneaker giveaway on the streets. This time Turning Paiges returns partnered with Starbucks staff members. Starbucks Plano chose the Turning Paiges organization to partner with to feed the homeless as part of Starbucks' National Giving Day. Starbucks National Giving Day is meant to encouraged Starbucks to get active with local charities and serve within their communities and that is exactly what Starbucks Plano staff accomplished! The staff generously provided coffee, an assortment of breakfast muffins/pastries, and purchased 100 breakfast sandwiches from McDonalds. The collaboration between these two organization created a morning serving full of joy, smiles, and prayer!
Turning Paiges popped up on the streets on Downtown Dallas and surprised their homeless neighbors with over 100 pairs of brand new sneakers. Men, women, and children gathered in hopes of receiving a new pair of shoes. Sole Saving is the sneaker shoe drive Turning Paiges facilitates. SMU, Nike Allen, Under Armour Allen, Centre, and several donors made it possible for Turning Paiges to gather and distribute the sneakers to those in need. Sole Saving is not just a gift of sneakers, it's a gift of love, hope, and affirmation that Turning Paiges cares about ones health, ones soul, and ones journey! Turning Paiges believes we journey better when we journey together!
Turning Paiges was thrilled to have partnered with the Dallas Leadership Foundation with a commitment to serve at the Interfaith Housing Coalition on Saturday 8th from 9am to 12p. Interfaith Dallas provides transitional housing, training, and support services for homeless families. Turning Paiges time was spent with Interfaith included assisting with housing beautification projects, preparing units for families arrivals. The units begin bare and with great intentionality volunteers worked to fill the units with absolutely everything a family will need while focusing on fulfilling what Interfaith calls the three P's - practical, purposeful, and personal.
Turning Paiges spent Thanksgiving morning serving hot Starbucks coffee and McDonalds sandwiches. The food filled stomachs, smiles filled hearts, but the real fun came when Turning Paiges popped up tables on the streets and invited their homeless neighbors to join them in several games of dominoes! Turning Paiges volunteers trashed talked over dominoes, broke bread, and passed out bibles.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016; Turning Paiges Founder, Tristen Paige, and Operations Director, Erica Pitts, spent the entire day delivering all 1300 plus shoes raised through Turning Paiges Sole Saving Shoe Drive. The Sole Saving initiative ran the entire month of September and aimed to raise a thousand pairs of new and gently used shoes in 30 days. Thanks to many sponsors, volunteers, and Sole Saving supporters across the US, Sole Saving exceeded their goal raising 1393 pairs of shoes in one months time.
October 14, 2016, Turning Paiges partnered with Kendra Scott to host a Kendra Scott Giveback event titled Sip, Shop, and Stand Against Domestic Violence. Turning Paiges spent the evening, from 5 to 8p, celebrating survivors of domestic violence and bringing awareness to the cause through this shopping experience.
You are invited to participate in our ONE BAG CHALLENGE! It is a fun way to get our friends, family, and volunteers pumped about Sole Saving for souls in need! The ONE BAG CHALLENGE is an opportunity for you to commit to raising 25 pairs of gently used, or new shoes, which will fill one clear plastic bag. Ask your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to take on the One Bag Challenge. They can go home and check their closets, then reach out to their friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, etc. for shoes. When you have reached 25 pairs in the bag, simply return it and start another!