Shoes are something that many of us in North America take for granted, so much so that we’re willing to spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars to acquire them. As someone that was raised in a third world country I have a deep fundamental respect for what TOMS is doing and has done for the last 8 years. Since their inception in 2006, TOMS has given over 10 million pairs of new shoes to children in need in 60 countries around the world through their buy one – donate one promise.
It is for this reason I’d like to personally invite all of you to join us join us on April 29, 2014 as we join millions of people around the world on a united front to raise awareness for children’s health and education by going without shoes. One Day Without Shoes is a campaign launched TOMS in an effort to call attention to three key issues that affect a child’s development – health, education and empowerment. Millions of children around the world live without proper footwear, exposing them to injury, infection and debilitating disease every day. Shoes, a basic necessity of life not only help protect kids feet but when integrated into programs with larger community development goals, they empower children and their families to get the care and support they need.
If you are interested in supporting – we would love if you could take and post a photo yourself on April 29 taking a ‘barefoot break’ via social media and tag @TOMS and #withoutshoes to help raise awareness for this initiative.
TOMS shoes are available at TOMS.ca and at retailers across Canada.