Success Story: Walk An Hour In Her Shoes

SAIF held their annual fundraiser ‘Walk An Hour in Her Shoes’ on April 30, 2011. There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. ‘Walk an Hour in Her Shoes’ asks men to literally walk one hour in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking but its great fun and it gets the community to talk about something difficult to talk about: domestic violence.

SAIF hopes to help men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives and decreasing the potential for violence. For healing, it informs the community that services are available for recovery and demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.

Several REALTORS® were in attendance at the event – Rennaye Miller and Linda Wolff along with the Foundation Governor Craig Pilgrim. And yes Craig wore red shoes! St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse also braved it and picked out a very elegant pair of shoes to wear!

For the past several years your REALTORS® Community Foundation has been very proud to support SAIF with grants for counseling programs and programs for teens. For 20 Years, SAIF has provided services to clients experiencing abuse and its devastating effects to the family unit.