Most of us have heard of TOMS. Some of us may have them on our feet right now. Today, TOMS is celebrating something special and have asked you to go barefoot. If you don’t know about TOMS, they are a One-for-One movement, which means with every shoe purchase made, TOMS will give a new pair to a child in need. To learn more about TOMS, click here.
What is One Day Without Shoes?
“One Day Without Shoes is the day we raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life by going without shoes.”
“Millions of children live without shoes. Many are exposed to injury and disease each day, and are not allowed to go to school without shoes.”
How Does it Work?
Go barefoot. Take off your shoes, and when people ask why, let them know. You can register at OneDayWithoutShoes.com to get updates. “Spreading awareness is easy, and changes lives.”
Spread the Word:
Rally Signs, Street Stencils, Pocket Info Cards, Stickers, Profile Pics and Banners, DIY T-shirts, and Displays. To learn more about spreading the word, click here.
Get the App:
Find Events using the local search option.
Listen to One Day Radio featuring music specially selected by TOMS staff.
Create your custom One Day pics and then share them online!
Send personalized digital cards and inspire others to go without on April 10.
Recieve special One Day updates with facts, stories and more.
For iphones, click here.
For Andriod phones, click here.
Hazard of living without shoes:
•”A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.”
•”Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.”
•”Many times children can’t attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don’t have shoes, they don’t go to school. If they don’t receive an education, they don’t have the opportunity to realize their potential.”