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Follow TOMS Shoes lead and go barefoot on Thursday

Linda Miller Modified: May 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm •  Published: April 15, 2009
Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes.For every pair sold, one pair is donated to a child in need.
Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes.For every pair sold, one pair is donated to a child in need.

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes. For every pair sold, one pair is donated to a child in need.

TOMS Shoes knows how a pair of shoes can change a child’s life.  Do you?

You can help raise awareness by going barefoot on Thursday.

For every pair of shoes sold, TOMS Shoes donates one pair to a child in need.  It’s the One for One movement. In three years, more than 130,000 shoes have been given to children in Ethiopia, Argentina, South Africa and the United States.

Often, children cannot attend school barefoot. In Ethiopia, about 1 million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil.

To help raise awareness about the impact a pair of shoes can have, TOMS is asking everyone to go one day without shoes on April 16.  If you can’t go barefoot all day, then at least slip off those shoes for a little while.

* Go barefoot to the mailbox or on your lunch break.

* Attend a shoeless event. There are several in Oklahoma.  Find them here.

 To learn more about TOMS Shoes, its mission or to find Oklahoma retailers, go to www.tomsshoes.com.

 

TOMS Shoes. The style is based on an old Argentine shoe. They come in several different colors and patterns.
TOMS Shoes. The style is based on an old Argentine shoe. They come in several different colors and patterns.