Three decades ago, on one hot summer afternoon at a camp in Lagos, Nigeria, a stranger from Wisconsin befriended a young African boy. This nine-year-old, like so many other children in Africa, had never known the comfort and security of owning a pair of shoes. In this inspiring book you will read the dramatic story of how that one gift not only transformed a life, but became the catalyst for an organization that provides ‘Shoes of Hope’ for millions of needy children around the world.
The Calipari Foundation invests in communities. These communities are not limited by geography — they can also be educational, social and spiritual in nature. The foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life both in and through these communities, with a particular focus on enriching the lives of children.