With support from the Rotary Club of Nampa, club member Kenton Lee will have a booth for The Shoe That Grows at the 2017 Rotary International Convention from June 10-14 in Atlanta.
The Shoe That Grows is a Nampa-based non-profit started in 2007 when Kenton was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya. One day while walking with the kids, he noticed a little girl in a white dress next to him who had  shoes that were way too small for her feet. He thought: “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a shoe that could adjust and expand – so that kids always had a pair of shoes that fit?”
Kenton and his team struggled through rejection from shoe companies and failed attempts at prototypes, but after 5 years of hard work, they found a solution.
At the international convention, Kenton’s booth will be at the Friendship House.
“We essentially rely on connections and relationships with people who work with kids around the world,” Kenton said. “So this is a perfect opportunity to connect with people.  There will be people from all over the world who care a great deal about "service about self" - especially to kids.  And if they need good shoes for their kids - we think we have a great solution for that!  We have been to a dozen or so conferences - and this should be the MOST people who are right in our wheelhouse of people who travel or live internationally and care a ton about helping kids.”
To learn more about The Shoe That Grows, please see https://theshoethatgrows.org/.
Kenton is available to give club presentation about the organization. You contact him at kentonarthurlee@gmail.com or 208.989.8867.