Soles for Souls & Smiles for Strength. Kindness & compassion in action.
I'll be a volunteer painter for PeachsNeetFeet. I'll just paint shoes for sick children. At least that's what I thought. It's more than that; it's not just "shoes". Recently, I've heard PNFs called "mighty and magical" and I believe that now. They're special, one of a kind, hand painted to the children's requests shoes. They have proven to empower these children facing all kinds of tests & treatments. They help these children who are so often ostracized, shy or scared be strong, continue fighting & develop friendships with other kids either in the hospital or when they return to school. PNF is more than shoes, too. Peachs Neet Feet has Peach Parties around the country bringing families together creating a web of kindness that is far reaching. PNF sends care packages and holiday gifts. They have created Pen Pals so children can have a friend with similar experiences. All in all, Peachs Neet Feet is awesome. They're about spreading kindness & showing the world what "acceptance" of all types should be. ~dee, PNF Artist
I think what this group of artists do for their PNF kids is absolutely amazing! Keep on rockin your amazing kicks!!
My sister creates amazing works of art for these littlest of warriors who fight each day a battle they should never have to. This organization is amazing!
I'm a volunteer Artist for Peachs Neet Feet, for 2 years now. When I started I thought I would just paint some shoes to help some kids. Boy was I wrong, it's so much more than that! Madison (aka Peach) is an amazing young lady that decided she had a mission to help these kids with all the challenges they go through on a daily basis by giving them something fun and exciting to escape even if only for a moment the reality of their life. It has also changed my life to connect with the parents of the kids while working on the art work for their shoes. I see pictures of them, I follow them online and they have touched my heart in so many ways. So when people say what good could come from a silly pair of shoes...well maybe they should check it out. Peachs Neet Feet is amazing! Go on I dare you, your life will never be the same it will change for the better.
As an artist for Peach's Neet Feet, I can truly testify to how much good this nonprofit does. So many take your money and go, you never know what impact they are having or what is really being done. PNF is not about that. There is a real, actual impact on so many kids that badly just need a reason to smile. It isn't about the shoes (which are incredible by the way), it is about the love that is poured into each pair. It is about the kindness, the heart, the reason. It is about the incredible, warrior, truly amazing children that deserve a moment to shine, and to think about something besides the battles they face on the daily. I LOVE PEACHS NEET FEET!!!!!!
Peachs Neet Feet is one of the few nonprofits that give a real, tangible and immediate change to a child's life. They provide them with unconditional love, acknowledgment and joy. It's not just a pair of custom shoes. It's bravery, love, support and a much needed smile. It isn't random dollars going to who knows where. It's heartfelt donations that go to supporting individual children on a heart to heart and face to face basis when they need it most. Stumbling on this nonprofit has brought more joy to my life then I ever thought possible, it doesn't just benefit the children, it benefits all of us who get to participate on a soul basis.
Peach's Neet Feet creates not only magical shoes to help children face medical challenges but also creates a community of families, other non-profits & volunteers. Everyone is welcome. PeachsNeetFeet weaves everyone into a tapestry of kindness. www.PeachsNeetFeet.com
I'm a volunteer artist for Peach's Neet Feet. I can't tell you how rewarding this is to participate with this organization in even the smallest of ways. It is a daily reminder that small gestures can make huge ripples and changes in a life, a community and the world. It has brightened my life to know that I am creating something that will serve as a touchstone for the children receive them and the parents as well. My own children are also embracing the concept and it is reinforcing in them the values I have striven to share with them. Helping others makes a difference. It is good to be kind. Strength and grace are qualities to admire. Life is not always easy, but it is beautiful and there is more to a person that what you see. I am honored to be an artist for Peach's.
While receiving my chemotherapy treatments, I filled out the application and made my design. I never received the shoes, but what's more troubling is that my emails have been ignored multiple times, both during my hospitalization and afterward.
This resorted to myself civilly posting onto their Facebook page inquiring about why I have not been responded to. To my surprise, my post was deleted and I was BANNED from PNF's Facebook page. I found this insulting. I was able to finally reach out to the founder, who explained how my application was probably lost in the mail. Even if my application was lost in the mail, my emails STILL should have been acknowledged and been responded to. This was so discouraging to be fighting for your life in the hospital while being ignored by an organization you were waiting to hear from. This makes me sad for any child or growing adult who could have had their applications lost in the mail that are looking forward to receiving their shoes. Overall, the most suspicious thing is that my emails have been ignored and I was banned from their Facebook page, when I should have been immediately helped and apologized to. Talk about censorship, will this review somehow get deleted too? Very horrible experience.
My son was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma three months ago. Since his diagnosis, life has been stressful to say the least. One of the highlights of this period were the custom shoes sent by PNF. This is such a great organization helping so many in their most difficult times.
It started out with a pair of shoes. My son had a very difficult year with a major surgery, and we found Peachs Neet Feet and applied for a pair for him. He received a very magical pair of shoes, handpainted with obvious love for him. He loved them and they became his only pair of shoes. We then attended a Peach party, and met Madison, the founder of Peachs Neet Feet, as well as some of her crew. We met other families, other warrior children battling many different kinds of battles. We created a life changing bond with every one there. We learned a new way to look at others, a new way to give back, a new way to love. With these shoes, our whole perception of life changed. This is a very special organization that is near and dear to our heart.
Peachs Neet Feet gives kids a beautiful reason to smile with the art on the shoes they give to kids in the medical community!
Peach's Neet Feet is such an amazing work. I am honored to be a part of it. Helping bring a smile to the faces of children and families going through illness and overwhelming trials is such a blessing. A little kindness goes a long way and PNF is all about kindness and love.
I started painting for Peach's Neet Feet a few months ago and it has really changed me as a person. I was raised to be compassionate, but joining Peach's crew I feel has made my heart grow three sizes bigger! My awareness and knowledge of all the illnesses that the PNF fighters face daily has increased ten fold.
Personally, when I saw the little girl who was sporting the shoes that I had designed and painted for, I was moved to tears. In a world with so many evils, Peach's Neet Feet has without a doubt has helped me to see the good. It is a wonderful cause and I am truly honored to be a part of it!
Peach's Neet Feet is a wonderful organization. My daughter received her Neet Feet kicks over the summer and wears them almost every day. They were personialized with things she loves, and they even have her name. She loves to tell people all about the shoes and PNF. They make her feel good! We are truly grateful for programs like this that bring a little sunshine to a bad situation.
Being able to volunteer my time to this organization has not only been a joy in my life, but has also opened my eyes to childhood disabilities and diseases. These beautiful children with these beautiful souls, they have so much to say in such little time to say it. Being able to express what they love through artwork , we as artists poor a little bit of our soul into each pair of shoes we paint! The smiles these shoes bring to the children's faces is all worth it! This is an amazing organization!
I have learned so much about Peaches Neet Feet from my dear friend, Dee, who paints children's shoes. It is amazing to see her's and others art specified to each child's request! But it doesn't just end there...these volunteers do much more for these kids and their families. They are raising awareness of childhood cancer, awareness of children with diseases that make them different - they aren't really and deserve love and compassion as well...a wonderful charity.
I am the Vice President with Peach's Neet Feet and I have witnessed this NPO build a community that has changed many people's lives. It is so much more than a pair of shoes. The shoes are just a small gift that starts the weaving of people that need to be celebrated and given hope, and the simple gift of a smile. PNF laces these people together to build stronger micro and and macro communities that are ready to create change by paying it forward and simply caring for each other!
I am a volunteer artist for PNF. It has been such a major blessing in my life. As a 3 time cancer survivor myself, its very rewarding to be able to use my experiences to help others.