Tuesday, November 30, 2021


 It is Giving Tuesday and this movement is just about on everyone's radar and my wish is that it will inspire many to participate and make an impact in giving a helping hand to others, globally.  So many have been affected by disease,natural disaster,violence, poverty and so many other crises.

Choose To Care(CTC) the organization that was created to provide a brand new pair of shoes for the child in need, is ready to meet its obligation to sponsor a public school teacher's request for

resources for their students.  This sponsorship is done through Donors Choose, an organization founded in 2000 by a High School teacher in the Bronx, NY.  The aim is to empower public school teachers nationwide to ask for greatly needed materials for their students.

CTC's journey for the month of December, started on this special day, dubbed Giving Tuesday and has taken us to Livingston Junior High School, located in Livingson, Alabama.  This is where Ms. F. Sharp, the caring teacher of 6th and 8th graders has requested uniform shoes for her students. "Shoes with a little bling, please" is her catchy title. "Help me give my students shoes that will help motivate them and improve their self-esteem"

We are set to double the bling and make a difference.  We also know that a pair of shoes in a time of need is much more than shoes to protect the feet.  It is hope, It is dignity, and it certainly shows that someone cares. Today, as our mission commands, we are practicing generosity so that these children will walk in hope.

As always, our gratitude for your support, that has allowed us to continue our work.  Don't forget to do your part to keep mother earth green.  It is a responsibility we must all share.

May your holiday season be one of PEACE, LOVE AND GOOD HEALTH

Tuesday, November 2, 2021


 "Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world" Amit Ray

Choose To Care(CTC)(choosetocaresite.org) was created in 2008 with the mission of protecting the feet of children and young adults in need at home and abroad; by placing a brand new pair of shoes on their feet and a smile on their faces.

CTC has committed to sponsor a public school each month through Donors Choose(donors choose.org). This is the nonprofit organization that allows teachers in public schools to submit classroom projects requesting resources for their students in need.We at CTC, truly believe that children should not have to scramble for the resources they need to help them strive. We are always looking to expand our mission because the need is so great.

For the month of November we are on our way to "A Mario Loiederman" middle school, Silver Springs, Maryland.  Ms. Mackie, their teacher, submitted a project for her 6th - 8th graders, aptly named, "Tap those feet." She wants her students whom she described as  being passionate about dancing, to learn tap techniques.  She also wants each of them to have their own tap shoe; but coming from low-income households, it is difficult for families to afford such purchases.

CTC is honored to help make this happen.  Although a pair of shoes will not solve the problems associated with poverty, it may just lead them on a more meaningful journey, keeping them in school, bringing them joy and pride, empowering them to become agents of change.  I am sure your spring dance concert will be a blast and we will be cheering you and your students on in spirit.

We are filled with gratitude for our supporters.  Let's do our part to protect planet earth!  Each of us is able to give a helping hand to stop the erosion.  While you are it, please try a delicious plant dish.This is a great contribution which over time will help to keep our planet fit!

Yours In Service!