I didn't find a great deal of information regarding the history of slippers in my google search, but what I did find was interesting. It's believed the date back to the times of Sultans and their harems. Slippers were a symbol of captivity. One really couldn't run away without proper footwear, and since slippers were typically very light weight with little to protect the foot and or where slippery, they weren't something even a loveable concubine would attempt on cobblestones. Slippers moved from The East to Medieval Europe and often were a sign of nobility.
Slippers were made initially to be fancy, made of delicate fabric and only became a true shoe replacement in later years. Nowdays some folks wear slippers indoors instead of shoes, feeling it's cleaner; but there's also a great safety concern that people should not wear slippers instead of shoes as their feet aren't protected from injury and the number of folks who fall because wearing slippers vs shoes caused them to fall has been reported in medical communities.
Our Donated Slipper Counts:
2012......153 (+25 more then the previous year
2013......220 (+67 more then the previous year
2014......121 (-32 less then the previous year.
AVERAGE for those 4 years is 155 pairs of slippers which is 34 more then our most recent total.
All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.