In someone else’s TOMS
How many hours do we (mainly girls) spend looking for that perfect pair of shoes? How much do we obsess over how to find a pair that capture that new look that you want?
We take all these things for granted, not realizing that so many people all around the world that do not even have the opportunity to get a simple pair of shoes.
The TOMS motto is “One for One.” One person buys, one person is helped. Instead of spending $60+ on one pair of shoes, you can spend $60 on two, a pair for a child in need and one for you. With TOMS shoes becoming increasingly popular, children everywhere are being supplied with shoes, glasses and more to help them succeed.
In many places, children cannot even attend their local school. They may be required to wear shoes as part of their uniform and if they do not have access to them, they are not permitted to attend.
Our whole blog this year is about life in someone else’s shoes. Well this is actually about shoes! Oh, the fun-ness of it all.
In 2006, when traveler Blake Mycoskie visited Argentina he saw that they had no shoes, and the TOMS movement was born. Thanks to him, whenever someone buys a pair of TOMS shoes we are helping children everywhere who don’t have shoes to protect their feet.
So by buying a pair, you are living in someone else’s shoes, and with so many varieties of shoes: heels, flats, slip-ons and boots, it is really easy to find a pair that you love and help a child at the same time.