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Ready for National Volunteer Week? The Barefoot Challenge

If you haven’t heard about this 12 year old boy, Bilaal Rajan, from Oakville, Ontario (near where I live), listen up…

National Volunteer Week is coming up April 19-25 and he is challenging you to go barefoot for 1 week. That’s right…It’s called the Barefoot Challenge!

…Because, as they say, “You never really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes”…

Many children around the world are so impoverished that they don’t even have shoes to walk in. Check out this awesome, tell-tale video:

So, he came up with this idea to bring awareness to this fact by going barefoot – when anyone asks him why he’s going barefoot, he says something like “because many kids around the world don’t even have shoes to walk in”.

He’s even written a book available at Amazon! I haven’t read it, but he seems to be very intelligent and well informed!

Why am I talking about this on CookingWithKimberly.com?
…Because I believe the things you’re passionate about are your tools to making this world a better place – it’s your gift to give to people!

So, since you’re passionate about cooking, when was the last time you volunteered your cooking skills for a charity or fundraiser?

When was the last time you brought some baked goods or a huge casserole to a homeless shelter?

When did you last bring a pot of soup to a sick relative or friend?

When was the last time you donated to an organization that brings food to hungry people in 3rd world countries?

I encourage you to take the Barefoot Challenge, but also to challenge yourself, not just because it’s Volunteer Week, but because you need to share your gift with others and make this world a better place.

The Barefoot Challenge is gaining momentum all over the world in preparation for Volunteer Week, in such places as Australia, Afghanistan, Switzerland, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Thailand.

Be sure to check it out and spread the word…


Take the Challenge!


I hope you enjoyed this Cooking Event on Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards 🙂

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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    • I thought so too…

      What a remarkable kid Bilaal is! So creative and what a sweet heart!

      Kimberly 🙂

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