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2021 Soles of Love

AUGUST 6, 2021


After a 2020-hiatus from our signature garden party event, we are back and ready to gather in the garden. Our highly anticipated event serves to provide and distribute new shoes for local children in need.


The event is held at the home of our founder, Julie Gaver, at Meadow Branch Farm in Myersville, MD. Come 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. This year we are extending our reach by providing shoes to children in Jefferson County, WV and Franklin County, PA.


In recognition of the fact that the 2020 pandemic prohibited us from traveling in the manner we love most, the party theme for 2021 is “Island Girl.” Join us as we visit the tropics (in Maryland, of course!). Think reggae music floating through the meadow. Think hibiscus, flowing dresses, and food worthy of island delight.


Attendees are invited to wear anything that makes them feel like they have their feet in the sand and a drink in their hand, complete with an umbrella!


The Call for Sponsors will begin late Spring. Tickets will be available late June.

2020 Soles of Love

AUGUST 3 – 7, 2020


We are thrilled to be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Soles of Love in the Garden, our highly anticipated signature charity event which provides new shoes for local children in need. COVID 2020 has presented us with both a challenge and an opportunity to get creative as we strive to meet our goal of collecting 2020 pairs of shoes this year.


Sadly we will not gather at the farm this year as originally planned but have several other options for you to consider:


Option ONE: DONATE here and 100% of your money will be used for the purchase of shoes which will be drop-shipped to our participating nonprofits.

Option TWO: Contact one of our participating SHOE DROP OFF locations where official Soles of Love boxes are displayed. Donate as many pairs as your heart will allow.


Option THREE: Meet us Tuesday, August 4th or Thursday, August 6th during our Soles of Love ROAD TRIPS! We’ll be cruising around Frederick and Hagerstown on those evenings at pre-announced locations in our official SOLES-mobile. Drop off your shoes to Julie in person, get an official Soles-selfie and cheer us on! Follow us on Facebook LIVE that night and be part of the excitement!



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First Bloom

AUGUST 8, 2021

This companion Soles of Love-inspired event focuses on the importance of learning philanthropy at a young age.


Our gathering is open to girls in elementary and middle school. Girls must be accompanied by a responsible female adult. First Bloom youth attendees are asked to donate shoes for local children in need.


Attendees are invited to dress in anything that makes them feel  like they are truly “Island Girls.”


Call for Sponsors begins this late this Spring. Tickets are available late-June.

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

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 2019-2020 sponsors.

Stiletto Sponsors

Platform Sponsors




Amy Clapp
Betsy Cowpertwaite
Joan Wicks
Marlene Young, Glad Heart Productions
Putman Plumbing
Susan Bowen

Mary Jane


Anita Moore, Copywriting Consultant
Deer Spring Designs by Stephanie Sullivan
Dr. Jennifer Bell, Foot & Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantc
P’ZZAZZ Custom Upholstery & Fun Stuff
Tammie Workman and Chris Colville

Flip Flop


Amanda Stalbaum
Debbie Eagling
Doris DeLauter
Edie Wennick
Esther Bowman
Evelyn Zimmerman
Gloria Grove
Jacqui Kreh
Jan Tuck
Katherine Diggins
Karlys & Tom “Klynch”
Kristi Hallman
Lee Fuhr, Frederick Children’s Chorus
Leesa Ruderman
Linda Morgan
Lisa Brandenburg
Lori Benedetto
Lori Ermi
Marj Berkheimer
Mary Anne Burke
Mary McCormack
Nancy Randall
Nancy Wynne, Frederick Women’s Civic Club
Patricia Szymanski
Peggy Waxter
RAW Designs, LLC
Renee Hyrkas
Robin Rose
Robyn Bramhall
Sarah Kurtanich, Taste Frederick Food Tours
Sandy Sponaugle
Susan Thomas
Therese Boucher, EVER Skincare
Tonya Hatosy-Stier
Tracy Grubb, Real Estate Teams



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Love & Dishes Catering
On the Town Limousines
Szemere Photography
The King of Christmas
Valley Graphic Services
Wizer Productions