Laura Chauvin is a veteran non-profit strategist and charitable advisor. Working with women in Tanzania and the U.S., she created Her Best Foot Forward, beautiful sandals which, through collaboration, sustainability and style, empower women and girls in Africa.
In this episode, Laura, David, and Rebecca use the By Thistle By Thimble story “Purple” as the focus of a conversation about inspiring service in children and families. Laura tells the story of how Her Best Foot Forward was started and then talks about how service is central to her family’s life.
Story: “Purple” from the By Thistle By Thimble Series.
- How simple acts of service help unite communities of seemingly different people
- Finding appreciation and gratitude for what we have - and how good it feels to offer it to others
- Ideas for simple acts of service in the home
- Ideas for volunteer and service opportunities: Points of Light
SparkleCast Episode 7 – Inspiring Service with Laura Chauvin of Her Best Foot Forward
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More about Laura Chauvin and Her Best Foot Forward!
Her Best Foot Forward sandals are hand-crafted by women in East Africa. The sales of Her Best Foot Forward sandals not only provide the artisans who make them with a fair wage, proceeds also support vetted, impactful US 501c3 (non-profit) organizations which empower girls and women in East Africa. Learn more at www.footforwardfund.org.
When Laura is not on a plane heading somewhere else, she makes her home in St. Louis, Missouri and Louisville, Kentucky. She and her incredibly supportive husband, Judge McKay Chauvin, are the parents of three amazing children and an assortment of dogs.
About the Author
Rebecca is Sparkle Stories' former production manager and current co-host (along with David) of the SparkleCast podcast. She is also a writer, producer, and storyteller who performs in theaters, films, and living rooms. Find out more at rebeccabeegle.com.