In developing countries, millions of children are growing up without proper footwear, exposing them to unnecessary injury, infection and disease. Something as simple as a pair of shoes is critical for health and sometimes necessary for kids to access education. Today you can make a difference by participating in One Day Without Shoes.
This nationwide event, sponsored by TOMS Shoes (whose mission is to give a pair of shoes with every pair they sell) is a day to spread awareness of the impact that just one pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. Last year, participants were involved in over 1,000 events in over 25 countries around the globe.
Don’t have an organized event near you? You can still partake and go virtually barefoot. Download the One Day Without Shoes Mobile App to get real time updates, spread the word, share photos on the One Day photo wall, send personalized digital cards and even listen to One Day Radio with music selected by TOMS staff members.
By doing something as simple as leaving your shoes at home today can help start the conversation and take us one step closer to making sure all kids have shoes to wear every day. Together, we can make a difference for kids who need us!