There are many ways to show your support!


Your contributions make a significant difference in our ongoing commitment to engaging communities through stories and exploring the potential of building interpersonal/community relationships. Providing a donation will help us continue these efforts in the future.

World Outside My Shoes is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and professional development organization.

Thank you for choosing to support World Outside My Shoes!


World Outside My Shoes works with schools both internationally as well as in the United States of America. When we engage with students and educators we strive to connect with their surrounding communities, and neighboring schools as well when possible.

Contact us so that we can discern the many ways that you can:
  • Sponsor a visit to a neighboring school
  • Pay it forward for future schools participants
  • Tap into the social ecosystem that surrounds your institution and more!


Did you know that you can support our organization with your Amazon purchases? 

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same shopping experience as on, but with a benefit to World Outside My Shoes. When you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchase to a 501(c)(3) organization of your choice. By selecting World Outside My Shoes as your charity, you are helping us to continue equipping people to enter the world of “the other” while you shop.

There is no extra cost when you sign up. 

Visit the AmazonSmile website ( and log in with your Amazon email address and password. If you do not already have an Amazon account, you may register for one directly with AmazonSmile.

  • Choose your charity from the menu on the right. If World Outside My Shoes does not appear when you visit, you can search our name to make your selection.
  • Click the button to “Select and Start Shopping.”
  • You are now automatically using AmazonSmile!
  • Select any item marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile” and “Proceed to Checkout” to make your purchases.
  • 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to World Outside My Shoes


Using interviews, archival footage, and animations, the 40-minute film I’m Not Leaving serves as an excellent resource to help your audience prepare for a visit from Carl Wilkens or as a supplement to lessons about the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.


$12.00 for a DVD
$15.00 for a book


Send a check payable to “World Outside My Shoes” to:

World Outside My Shoes
814 Justin Ave
Medical Lake, WA 99022

Please include a note that says you would like the book or DVD as well as your shipping address.


Click the “donate” button. It will take you to a PayPal form where you can use your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account to issue payment.

Please then follow-up via our “Contact Us” page to confirm the shipping address and let us know the number of books or DVDs.

Free shipping in the continental USA. Regarding other countries, email


We never want budget restraints to get in the way. Complimentary copies of the documentary and the book are available for educators, as well as discounted copies for students.

For details, click here to view available options on our resources page.

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