Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tom's One For One Movement

Tom's Shoes is using fashion to make a difference in a remarkable way. Since they summarized their cause and how it began so elegantly, here it is: "In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers."
What an amazing cause to use fashion to change somebody's life. Shoes for a child in a developing country can do wonders. They can go to school because most often schools don't allow a child without shoes to be educated. Shoes also keep their feet safe from being cut or injured. Diseases are caused by the soil in certain countries, so wearing shoes can preserve the health of a child and the cognitive damage in life that it later may cause. 
Tom's give to over 23 countries, which greatly increases the probability of children succeeding because they can now go to school. Check out Tom's giving report on Facebook. This means that this gracious company has given more than 1 million shoes to children worldwide. Their cause is a wonderful example of a humanitarian movement.


  1. Such a great organization, and the shoes are so cute too!
    Thanks for you comment on my blog as well!

  2. Thank you, yes such a great organization! :)


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