Thursday, April 16, 2009

I am Barefoot, for One Day Without Shoes

We love Toms here at Jac! We have a secret stash behind the counter where we change into them about 3 hours after we open and are tired of the heels.
Other times, we plan whole outfits around them!
But not only do they feel GREAT, but the company does great things as well:
For those of you who don't know, for every pair you purchase, Toms gives one pair to a child in need. To date, they have given away over 140,000 pairs and intend on giving 300,000 more in 2009 alone.
Toms has declared today a "One Day Without Shoes" Day to bring awareness to their cause. Here are some facts about how the shoes make a difference:
  • Fact #1: In some developing nations, children must walk for miles to food, clean water and to seek medical help.
  • Fact #2: Cuts and sores on feet can lead to serious infection.
  • Fact #3: Often, children cannot attend school barefoot.
  • Fact #4: In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil.
  • Fact #5: Podoconiosis is 100% preventable by wearing shoes.
If you would like to purchase a pair of Toms, go here.

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home

Free Web Counter
Free Counter