Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Toms Shoes: A Day Without Shoes for awareness

Tom Shoes, a business in California, began A Day Without Shoeswhich is a one day event every year.

A Day Without Shoes aims to raise awareness of children that do not have access to shoes. The basic act that Toms Shoes encourages participants in A Day Without Shoes to do is very simple – go a day, an hour, even 10 minutes without shoes – it doesn’t take any quick cash, and is a very simple act.

Tom Shoes trying to raise awareness

Tom Shoes is situated in Southern California and was founded in conjunction with a a non-profit organization.

Every pair of shoes Tom Shoes sells, they’ll give a pair to a child who needs it – giving guaranteed loans of opportunity for just the small price of a pair of shoes. Since Might 2006, when they were founded, the one-for-one program has given away over 600,000 pairs of shoes to kids in need.

2010 Day without shoes

"Bare Your Sole" is just what A Day Without Shoes is asking people that usually wear shoes in America to do. Most developing countries have children that grow up barefoot.

Without shoes, kids would have to suffer cuts, scrapes, infections, and a condition called Podoconiosis. Without shoes, children are also often not allowed to attend school.

How do I get involved with A Day Without Shoes?

Getting involved in A Day Without Shoes is simple. Start by being barefoot today. If you’ve to walk to work, or just at your desk or in class, go without shoes.

See what it is like to walk down the freezing cold sidewalk without protection on your feet. Get the experience of life without shoes. If you would like to get even more involved, you are able to register your shoelessness at If on twitter, the hashtag #hardwithoutshoes is exactly what they are using to track just what life without shoes is like.

@TOMSshoes is also posting throughout the day. Different areas of the country should be posting Facebook groups for those joining in on the One Day Without Shoes.

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