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TOMS SHOES / Buy A Pair of Shoes & Donate Some Footwear

Updated on January 12, 2014
TOMS SHOES Logo | Source

There are plenty of companies out there who are making it a business practice to help make the world a better place. Toms shoes is a great example of how businesses can be a force for good in the world. They have a one for one movement in which they donate a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair that they sell. They have donated shoe to over 20 countries including the United States. They work with humanitarian organizations who have experience and a long-term presence in the countries they are trying to help. They look for communities where their shoes will have the biggest impact and not negatively affect local businesses.

Kids Wearing TOMS SHOES
Kids Wearing TOMS SHOES | Source

Shoes are an important part of our clothing. There is a lot more to them than accessorising an outfit or making us look stylish. They are a source of protection, not only for out feet but our whole body. Toms realizes the importance to shoes in developing countries where children must walk for miles to get to school where there is no bus to pick them up. Even basic supplies like water can be more than a mile away. Walking around barefoot in these harsh condition puts hundreds of millions of kids at risk of injuries, infections and soil transmitted diseases. Simple cuts and scrapes can become infected and cause more serious health issues. If something should happen to these children most will not have access to the medical treatment they would require. One of the leading causes of disease in developing countries are soil transmitted disease that are able to penetrate through the skin of bare feet. The World Health Organization believes helminths (intestinal worms) are the most common infections world wide. Children may suffer diarrhea, abdominal pain, weakness, possible impaired working and learning capabilities, and impaired growth. Hookworm, which is primarily transmitted by walking barefoot on contaminated soil can cause chronic intestinal blood loss resulting in anemia.

In our society closets are filled with multiple shoes for different occasion. We have our exercise shoes, our walk around town shoes, dress up shoes, and all in a wide variety of different colors. Athletes are paid millions of dollars to promote different brands, each claiming to be superior. There are countless jokes out there about women and her shoes. A simple item like a shoe that we wear everyday can have such a huge impact on people’s lives.


Visit TOMS SHOES at to learn more about their mission, products, and the people they have helped.


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