NEW ORLEANS - Queens College assistant vice president of athletics, China Jude took part in the National Association of Basketball Coaches' (NABC) Samaritan's Feet shoe distribution project as part of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball "Final Four" weekend. Over 30 AAU and college coaches joined the Louisiana State University, University of New Orleans and Tulane University basketball teams, along with hundreds of community volunteers to wash children's feet and place new socks and shoes on students at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School.
"It was so touching -- I loved every minute of talking to the children," said Jude, who began at QC in August, 2011. "I especially loved dancing with the children after I put the shoes on their feet, as this was my way of testing if the shoes fit or not. This is a great organization and I am blessed to have contributed to it."
Samaritan’s Feet is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing lives through Shoes of Hope distributions around the world. 300 million people wake up each morning without a pair of shoes to protect their feet from injury and disease. The goal of Samaritan’s Feet is to provide shoes to 10 million of these individuals in the next 10 years by teaching them a biblical story of faith, hope, and love, demonstrating those truths in touching them by washing their feet, and treating them to a new pair of shoes and socks.
Provided by the Queens Sports Information Department.