Tuesday, April 5, TOMS Shoes will ask the world to go without shoes so that kids don’t have to with its annual One Day Without Shoes event. This is the day each year that TOMS raises awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. Last year, over 250,000 people went without shoes and over 1,600 events took place around the globe.
As us fashionistas go bananas over shoes, did you know that millions of children around the world grow up without shoes, at risk of infection and disease? Seriously…
To help tackle this situation, this is where TOMS Shoes comes in. Founded with the motivation, a pair of new shoes will be given to a child in need with every pair of shoes someone purchases, from TOMS Shoes: One for One™. The idea of One Day Without Shoes came about as a way to call attention to the need for shoes around the world and the issues surrounding that need.
TOMS’ Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie said, “The problem is large but the solution is simple. Wearing shoes and basic hygiene can prevent both infection and disease due to unsafe roads and contaminated soil. By imagining a life without shoes, we can all contribute to the awareness of these conditions, which is why we ask everyone to join TOMS on April 5 and participate in One Day Without Shoes.”
How YOU can help:
One Day Without Shoes participants can go to OneDayWithoutShoes.com to get all the latest updates, create and join events in their area, download an event tool kit, and see what others around the world will be doing on April 5.
Will you go A Day Without Shoes?