Why am I a Shoe Guy?

Wine Women & Shoes 2018 is only a few weeks away – check out below to learn more about one of our faithful supporters, Ryan Edwards, Shoe Guy and 2017 King of Sole winner. In his own words, read why he is committed to Family Scholar House, our families and being an extraordinary Shoe Guy:

As I sit here on Martin Luther King Jr. day I ponder some of his greatest ideas. One quote that has always resonated with me is, “Life‘s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” It is not lost on me that my path in life is not entirely due to my hard work or my talent. Rather, what has defined my life has been the generosity, influence, and dedication of others using their time and talents so that I may succeed.  Realizing that, I wanted to provide the same support to others.  As my life began to fill with family and work responsibilities I found myself putting the ability to serve others on the back burner.

Then Family Scholar House entered my life and along with it an opportunity to be a “Shoe Guy” at the annual Wine Women & Shoes.  It’s an incredible event, which sells out months in advance and all the proceed from the evening directly impact the families and young adults served by Family Scholar House. A fun night, supporting this wonderful cause – ending the cycle of poverty by enabling families and young adults to achieve life-long self-sufficiency through higher education.  This is my fourth year participating and each year I know there is a difference being made. Family Scholar House is a hand up, not a hand out.  And so many of us, myself included, have needed that at some point in our lives. Through this event and this role, I am able to pay it forward. I couldn’t think of a better or more meaningful opportunity that allows me to serve than Family Scholar House. 

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If you’re interested in serving as a Shoe Guy (volunteer in a variety of capacity the night of the event) or would like to nominate someone – contact Kellie Johnston at KJohnston@FamilyScholarHouse.org