There were 135 children on the Titanic when the ship left the dock on April 10, 1912. Now more than a hundred years later, Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is honoring each of these young passengers by making 2023 The Year of the Titanic Children.
Year Of The Children
There are many new displays throughout the museum paying homage to these tiny travelers, including a pair of children's shoes worn on the ill-fated voyage, and while the shoes certainly are striking, the museum's crew is taking things a step forward. The Titanic Museum Attraction is partnering with Samaritan's Feet to give back to children today in honor of children of the past. According to museum owner Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, the partnership is "a perfect fit".
What is Samaritan's Feet?
Shoes and socks are among the top five items students need in the United States. Samaritan's Feet International is a non-profit organization based out of Charlotte, North Carolina that is dedicated to providing shoes and inspiring hope in children all over the world. Samaritan's Feet has distributed shoes to over nine million individuals in need since it was founded in 2003.Samaritan's Feet
We are so grateful for partners like the Titanic Museum Attractions who are helping us reach our goal of serving 10 million people by the end of the year.Manny Ohonme, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Samaritan's Feet International
Titanic Gives Back
Samaritan's Feet has set a goal of giving away 10 million pairs of shoes to children in need. They are counting on the Titanic Museum Attractions in Pigeon Forge, TN, and Branson, MO, to help them get to their goal with donations, fundraising, and shoe distribution events. During your visit you will have an opportunity to take the next step in the Year of the Titanic Children efforts by contributing to the children of today.Titanic Museum
How You Can Help
In addition to sponsoring shoe distribution events in Kodak and Pigeon Forge for local children in need, the Titanic Museum Attraction is making it easy for you to help, too! You can donate to Samaritan's Feet in person when visiting the museum or make a donation online. Donations are tax-deductible. Ready to make a difference? Make a trip to the Titanic Museum Attraction part of your next Pigeon Forge vacation. Step back in time while improving the future of kids around the world!