Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tom's Shoes

I am sure that you all have heard of Tom's Shoes by now, but I just had to mention them. It is amazing what an impact one person can have. Here is their story directly from their website.



ONE FOR ONE

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.

OUR STORY

In 2006 an American traveler, Blake Mycoskie, befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, 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 caring TOMS customers.

Since our beginning, TOMS has given over 150,000* pairs of shoes to children in need through the One for One model. Because of your support, TOMS plans to give over 300,000 pairs of shoes to children in need around the world in 2009.


And their shoes are cute and fun. I am thinking I might like me a pair of these. They would almost make me want to go out without a pair of heels.



And they even have Tiny Tom's.

All images via Tom's Shoes

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