Thursday, May 07, 2009

One for One

Throughout developing countries, many children do not have shoes to wear. Walking around barefoot, they get cuts and scrapes on their feet which often result in disease from parasites in the ground entering the wounded skin. In several cases, children cannot attend school where it is often a requirement to wear shoes. After seeing this problem with his own eyes during a trip to Argentina, Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS Shoes in an effort to make a difference. For every pair of shoes that they sell, the company provides a pair for a needy child in a developing country. Since they started in 2006, TOMS was able to provide 140,000 children with shoes. In the next year, they are hoping to give 300,000 more. Find out more about TOMS here.