Wednesday, July 16, 2008

a shoe for a shoe




If you can't tell by now, I really love to get behind projects that help to change the world. Particularly the world of kids that don't have the basic things that kids should have. So...here's another company I love to love.

"The idea of TOMS Shoes came about in 2006 when founder, Blake Mycoskie befriended the children of an Argentine village and found that they had no shoes to protect their feet. Seeing their cuts and sores and wanting to help them, he imagined a company that would match every pair of shoes sold with a pair given to a child in need.

Upon his return, he launched TOMS Shoes: Shoes for Tomorrow.

Within a year, he went back to that same village in Argentina with 10,000 pairs of shoes to match purchases from caring TOMS customers. Since then, TOMS has hand-delivered an additional 50,000 pairs of shoes to children in South Africa.

For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair to a child in need."


Love it.

2 comments:

Farrah and Jed said...

I love reading your blog...You always have the most interesting things on here.

I would order some but I don't know how big "Conner's" foot is, Thai children seem to have Eggnormous feet...

Anonymous said...

Hey Emily!
Thanks so much for writing about TOMS in your blog. I'd love to send you a little gift to show our appreciation. Will you email me your mailing address?

Thanks again, take care!

Caitlin
Caitlin@TOMSShoes.com