Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Toms Shoes: Shod the World
TOMS - shoes for Tomorrow, are comfortable slip-ons made in lightweight materials. When Blake Mycoskie travelled through South America he was taken with the lightweight slip ons he saw and decided to create TOMS with the intention every pair sold Toms would give a pair away to a child in need. To date 10,000 pairs have been donated in Argentina and 50,000 in South Africa. The ultimate goal is to give away 200,000 pairs of shoes to children around the world. The program Friends of Toms accept applications from people who want to travel with them on their international Shoe Drops. The Vagabonds are a promotional team that travel the country visiting college campuses, high schools, and communities, spreading the word about TOMS Shoes. The story of TOMS has inspired many people to get involved with One for One movement on a deeper level by joining the TOMS team and sharing their passion with others in their community. More information is available from Join the Toms Team .