Footprints in the Sand Monument

$4,320 of $38,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 32 months
Teresa Samford Dennard
for Footprints in the Sand Foundation
 CARTHAGE, TX
Most people have read some version of the Footprints in the Sand poem. The words are very moving. Sculptor Bob Harness read it for the first time on the back of a program while attending a local funeral. He was intrigued by it, took it home to his studio to sketch and also make a three-dimensional model. Friends of Harness told him, "This is so beautiful, it has to be built." 

His vision has now been turned into a reality. The Pippen Memorial Park on the Southwest Loop in Carthage, Texas is home to the 14 foot statue. A Foundation was set up to help with fundraising and a 501(3)(c) status was established. Thousands of dollars have been raised, and the project is getting closer to completion, but funds are running low. We need donations to provide lighting and electrical needs for the park. All of your contributions are tax-deductible. 

Please visit the Park and see the beauty of this statue.

“Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, ‘Beauty is its own excuse for being.’ Sometimes a thing should be built because it’s beautiful. Besides that, the times are just right for something like this in our world. There are so many depressing things, and this is something that will bring hope to people. It’s amazing to me to think that 500 years from now, this monument will still be here. When we’re dead and gone, something we did will be here for others to enjoy.” - Dr. Kirby Hill, Foundation President.

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We've been so blessed by people coming to the Memorial Park and sharing their testimonies with us. Every one we meet tells of a time in their lives where God has carried them thru a difficult time. We hope you will come for a visit and also consider sending a donation to help with the completion of the project.
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The Footprints Foundation has been excited about this project for years...but the world is beginning to discover what our excitement is all about .... with just a 3 minute video posted by Brandon Swift from Shreveport, Louisiana. His video has now over 550,000 views. We deeply appreciate all the donations we've received. Those of you who are visiting this GoFundMe account for the first time, please consider donating to help us see this project to completion. Visit our website www.footprintsmonument.com to see the project's history.
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We would LOVE to be able to finish the Footprints in the Sand Monument and Pippen Memorial Park by June 2016. Please consider donating to help us complete our goal. We are planning a wonderful celebration and hope that ALL of you will make plans to attend.
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All those that visited the Monument over the Easter weekend have truly been a blessing to us. We loved telling our story and in turn hearing your stories. Please consider donating here to help fund the completion of the park.
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Irene Efstathiou
32 months ago

God bless you for blessing others with the meaning behind this statue & how Jesus carries us through many trials in our lives. Cant wait to drive to Carthage and see it.

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Patricia Perrin
32 months ago

Just wanted to say THANK YOU this is a very beautiful. I can't wait to go see it.

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Virginia Spurlock
32 months ago

T his is a very nice addition to a really nice town.

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$4,320 of $38,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 32 months
Created March 20, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Footprints in the Sand Foundation
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Carthage, TX
EIN: 461618041
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$500
Sodexo Panola College
18 months ago

We are making this donation in honor of Ruby Ephraim. She was loved by the students, faculty and staff of Panola College as well as the whole community. Panola County has certainly lost a great friend and fabulous cook. She leaves behind not only her family and friends, but a legacy. For decades Ruby filled the hearts and bellies of so many. It's hard to put into words everything a person like Mrs. Ruby could do for you, but rest assured, you would leave her presence not merely full from her cuisine, but full from her personality as well. Forever in our hearts, Sodexo, Panola College

$200
Cande Barnett
19 months ago

I remember this poem. It was on a bookmark that I received after my mother's death. This poem was one of her favorites as well. I hope you reach your goal. I can't wait to see the monument's completion. Thank you for a reminder of a great memory.

$1,000
Anonymous
31 months ago
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$25
Heather Richardson
31 months ago

I think it's so amazing what you're doing. I wish I could give more. God bless you!

$25
Anonymous
31 months ago
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$25
Roger Potts
31 months ago

Thank you so much for your commitment and to all the volunteers who have been a part of this project. I hope to travel to Carthage and visit this beautiful and inspirational sculpture. What a great blessing and gift this will be to so many people.

$100
Tannar
31 months ago

Great work, need more of it in our culture.

Irene Efstathiou
32 months ago

God bless you for blessing others with the meaning behind this statue & how Jesus carries us through many trials in our lives. Cant wait to drive to Carthage and see it.

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Patricia Perrin
32 months ago

Just wanted to say THANK YOU this is a very beautiful. I can't wait to go see it.

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Virginia Spurlock
32 months ago

T his is a very nice addition to a really nice town.

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