Women love their shoes but its really more about the life we lead in them. It’s about women empowerment, love, and life, sharing and secrets, friendship and family. There’s no exclusive clique here. You’re welcome because you’re part of the largest unique group in the entire world—you’re a woman…you’re one of us!
Explore the world with us on an international retreat. Learn more about you, find a friend for life, and broaden your horizons.
Adventure with us as we travel around the region to build connections and continue lifelong learning with a zest for life!
Visit us at the farm or around town for a variety of engaging, sometimes amusing topics in a peaceful and informal setting.
Now in its 9th year, Soles of Love in the Garden is our highly anticipated signature charity event. Once again, this year’s gathering will be held at the newly renovated property of our founder, Julie Gaver, at Meadow Branch Farm in Myersville, MD. Come and be part of a relaxing evening of friendship, conversation, music, and community while meandering through the Gavers’ serene country property. Guests are asked to donate all the new children’s shoes their heart will allow which are distributed throughout Frederick and Washington Counties.
The theme this year is based on the beloved story “The Secret Garden.” In the words of Author Frances Hodgson Burnett, “And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” Our theme this year celebrates miracles that bloom when we are in community with one another and care for those in need.
Attendees are invited to wear anything floral to symbolize every child’s right to bloom.
I have attended several of Julie’s events. She has never disappointed me. There is a sense of caring, energy, and commitment that always comes through. Julie is always well prepared and treats each and every person as a unique guest. Soles of Love is particularly special. The attendees are decked out in beautiful colors. The food is tasty. The atmosphere is fantastic. And so many children benefit from the event. Thank you, Julie, for all you do.
Julie listens more carefully, notices the meaning behind the words, grasps the dynamics of any group, and leads by example far beyond the norm. She is by training, nature and sheer will, a model of leadership with an uncommon modesty born of solid core values.
She speaks truth to power, love to strangers, healing to pain and hope to the hopeless. She is a gifted voice of can-do against the relentless forces of self- doubt and lethargy when life seems just too much to handle.
I’ve been fortunate to attend events where Julie was the presenter. She is deeply committed to providing her clients with superior professional service. Her clear concern for them is recognized by clients, earning her their deep respect, while her warm personality is earning her their friendship.