26 March 2010

April 8.


TOMS shoes is hosting a national "no shoes" day to bring awareness to all of the kids that are forced to go through life without shoes.
"One Day Without Shoes is the day we spread awareness about the impact a simple pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. On April 8th, we ask people to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes, barefoot, to experience a life without shoes first-hand, and inspire others at the same time."

Here are some facts from the "One Day Without Shoes" website:
* In some developing nations, children must walk for miles to school, clean water and to seek medical help.
* Cuts and sores on feet can lead to serious infection.
* Often, children cannot attend school barefoot.
* In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil.
* Podoconiosis is 100% preventable with basic foot hygiene and wearing shoes.

So, on April 8, join me by going shoeless! There is even an option on their site on how to go virtually shoeless too!
I am super excited!

8 comments:

  1. A seriously eye-opening cause. Wow. I'll participate!

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  2. Count me in! Also tomorrow check out this link about shutting off your lights for one hour for Earth hour!! http://blog.lionbrand.com/2010/03/26/lionbrandcom-goes-dark-for-earth-hour/ <3 Sonja

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  3. I talked about our AMAZING craft swap!

    http://raisingaking.blogspot.com/

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  4. this is so funny.. i was just on their website and reading about this stuff. i want the gold ones so bad. i love what toms stands for.

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  5. im totally going shoeless on april 8th!

    xo tiffany

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  6. thanks for sharing this janel!
    amazing.

    my sparkly gold toms are my favourite shoes for sure
    xoxoxo

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  7. love the new website!! you rock!!

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