dirty feet.

Over the past few years a company has brought a new vision to shoe sales. And a new vision to giving. TOMS shoes has launched a campaign, that hopefully more companies will hop onto the wagon with – its called “one for one”. For every pair of shoes purchase a pair is donated to a child without any. To date TOMS has given over 600,000 pairs of shoes to children in need! Thanks to their amazing customers!

“TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we’re all about. The TOMS One for One business model transforms our customers into benefactors, which allows us to grow a truly sustainable business rather than depending on fundraising for support.”

Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:

•A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.

•Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.

Today, 08April2010, the world joined together to advocate for global awareness on these devastating occurrences. Today, people all across the globe went without shoes to “walk a mile in their ‘shoes'” or well.. in this case, walk a mile in their feet. It was an incredible experience, a painful one at that, for even my indian feet that are so accustomed to not wearing shoes… Our prayers go out to all of the sweet soles (pun intended) that are prone to illnesses because of their lack of proper foot attire.