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Could you go one day without shoes?

Posted on: March 21, 2010

TOMS Shoes is a company that matches one-for-one. Meaning; for every one pair of shoes you purchase, they give a pair to a child in need.

Why shoes?

Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:

  • A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet.
  • Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.
  • Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.
  • Many times children can’t attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don’t have shoes, they don’t go to school. If they don’t receive an education, they don’t have the opportunity to realize their potential.

On April 8, TOMS is hosting One Day Without Shoes. They are asking people to go barefoot for “the day, part of the day, or even just a few minute… to experience life without shoes first-hand, and to help spread awareness of the impact a simple pair of shoes can bring a child’s life.”

Will you join us?

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3 Responses to "Could you go one day without shoes?"

oooohhhh yyeeeahhh. keep spreadin the word! i’m so excited!

Um, can I just copy and paste your post onto mine? Way more informative and fun! I am seriously asking 🙂

Of course! Go right ahead. 🙂

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