One Day Without Shoes: Going Barefoot for Children
By Maria Popova
We’re longtime supporters of TOMS Shoes, the wonderful buy-one-give-one social enterprise donating a pair of their signature lightweight alpargata shoes to a child in need for every pair sold. Today, more than any other day, we’re reminded of just why we love them so: Today is TOMS’ annual One Day Without Shoes — an inspired effort to raise awareness about the millions of children worldwide who must walk barefoot for miles every day as they go to school and trek across dirt roads for clean drinking water.
Over 100,000 people will go barefoot today, and they’re doing it to raise awareness about the millions of people who don’t have a choice.”
And, when you’re done tomorrow, consider snagging some of TOMS’ snazzy shoes to automatically get yourself a mini-me footwear twin in a child somewhere on the other side of the globe. There’s no app for that!
Published April 5, 2011