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2019 Soles of Love



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.



As part of the Must Love Shoes community, women from all over the region have connected while doing something for the greater good.


First Bloom


This year, we are paving the way for our future women doers and leaders! “First Bloom!” An additional Soles of Love inspired event focused on raising up young girls to be givers and supporters of their sisters in need.


This inaugural gathering is open to girls in elementary and middle school accompanied by a mom, grandmother, or female adult mentor. A smaller, more intimate version of our Friday night adult gathering, First Bloom youth attendees will also be asked to donate shoes for their fellow classmates and experience the satisfaction of philanthropy at an early age.


Attendees are also invited to wear anything floral.



Join us to make a difference.


Many local families struggle each year to provide shoes for their children to wear in the upcoming school year. Wanting children to know the excitement of a new pair of shoes when school starts, combined with wanting people to come together to feel love and connection resulted in our signature event, held every summer in Julie’s beloved gardens at her family farm.




A special thanks to our 2018-2019 sponsors.

Stiletto Sponsors

Platform Sponsors



First United Bank
Glad Heart Productions
Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood
Putman Plumbing
Sage Small Business Services, LLC
Support Unlimited, Inc.



Amy Clapp
Betsy Cowperthwaite
Country Meadows of Frederick
Edith Wennick, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, Dr. Levine, Dr. Bell, and Dr. Shamim
Inner Child
Joyce Draper, Draper & McGinley, P.A.
Love and Dishes Catering
McLaughlin Chiropractic
P’ZZAZZ: Custom Upholstery and Fun Stuff
Schoolery – The Jewels for Schools Charity
Wendy Friend, Remax Results
Woodsboro Bank
Zainali Orthodontics

Flip Flop


Cynthia Perini
Doris Delauter
Donna Gregory
Encompass Integrative Wellness, LLC
Evelyn Zimmerman
Frederick Women’s Civic Club
Gloria Grove
Leesa Ruderman, Frederick Rescue Mission
Lisa Brandenburg
Marcia Miller
Marj Berkheimer
Nancy Randall
Nancy Wynne
Pam Dalton
RAW Designs, LLC
Robin Rose
Robyn Bramhall
Sharon Riser
Therese Boucher, EVER Skincare



Cullember Photography
Dollies Tea Room
On the Town Limousines
Szemere Photography
The Savory Spoon Catering Company
The King of Christmas
Valley Graphic Services
Wizer Productions