Anyone who’s ever interacted with praise and worship leader Marica Chisolm, quickly learns about her passion for fashion, especially shoes. This holiday season, Marica is using her zeal for footwear to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.
“In every season, I want to bring inspiration and encouragement to someone’s life. Particularly so during the holidays because I’ve learned that the holidays aren’t the best of times for everyone,” said Marica.
Motivated by her desire to help, the Tyscot songstress called various shelters in her hometown of Atlanta, GA to find out about their most pressing needs.
Out of this came the idea to organize a Shoe Drive for the Holidays to benefit families that were in need of a most-necessary-but-sometimes-forgotten clothing accessory, shoes.
Chisolm called upon various local churches and fellow recording artists to help out. During the event, she collected more than 100 pairs of shoes as well as a monetary donation. All proceeds and shoes benefited the Atlanta Mission.
“The shoe drive was the least I could do to help someone. I was inspired to do the drive one Sunday during service,” said Chisolm, “I love shoes – most of my friends and those that follow me on social media know that – and I wanted to fill what I considered to be a void in social outreach: shoes. We do coats, blankets and clothing, but I don’t often see people asking for shoe donations.”
A big advocate for bettering her community, Marica typically involves herself in charitable efforts close to her heart. As in her current single, “Used”, she constantly seeks ways in which her gifts, talents and interests can be used to spread God’s love.
“I think that’s where all of us can be used by God and blessed as well – right in the area of our passion. Take your passion, cultivate it, and use it to make the world a better place,” said Chisolm.
So what’s next for the charitable songstress? She is currently prepping for a multi-city promotional run in support of the national release of ‘Simply Worship’ on January 28th. To see when Marica Chisolm will be in your city, please visit www.tyscot.com