We’re in the midst of summer and I’ve been notarizing a lot of (last minute) parental consent to travel with minor forms lately. Looks like a lot of fun trips to be had. As people come back and start to gear up for back to school and back to school shopping, it reminds me of when I was a child and getting a new pair of shoes each year (i went to parochial school and wore a uniform, so shoes were pretty special). Many children do not have that luxury these days, they quickly grow out of the shoes they have, buy second hand shoes at thrift stores, as well as their clothes, if they dont get them second hand. I’m happy to take part in a Back to School Shoe drive with Ssamaritan House of San Mateo. From July 14 through August 11, I will be donating all of my travel fee funds to purchasing new school shoes for children ages 11-16 who are clients for Samaritan House. I’m so thankful that I was able to have both the education I had as a child, as well as new school shoes each year.