By Elizabeth Willoughby on
For three years model Helena Christensen has been donating her shoes for auction to support Small Steps Project in supplying children with shoes and school uniforms, but now she is taking it a step further – she is raising awareness about the charity through her own photography.
On the Small Steps website, Christensen says, “I am very honoured to be joining the organization, in their tireless efforts of supporting children and their families living on rubbish dumps around the world. I am in awe of these hard-working women, who so selflessly help out in so much work and time to make the living conditions acceptable for thousands of kids growing up in filth.”
Beyond shoes, boots and school uniforms, Small Steps also provides supplies and school buses, hygiene education, protective clothing and mosquito nets, food, water and first aid to the children who work through the night scavenging dumps and sorting through trash for reusable products, such as plastic bottles, to sell.
At the 2014 Celebrity Shoe Auction, Small Steps raised over £43 thousand, but Christensen says she wants to support the organisation in more ways than just by donating her shoes. She wants to put her photography skills to work: “I’m excited to start this venture with the organization and the kids.”
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