One Day Without Shoes 2012

Regardless of your cause or your passion, we hope that ODWS inspires you to think about the world in a different way, and to believe that even one off-beat idea can bring people together to create something positive.

– Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS Shoes

Imagine for a moment what it would be like to walk barefoot everyday.  How would it impact your daily life?  Today is TOMS’ One Day Without Shoes and they’re asking everyone to step out of their shoes in solidarity of the children who are growing up barefoot, and our team at 100X has decided to join them.

Hundreds of millions of children are at risk of injury and soil-transmitted diseases such as jiggers and ringworm because they do not have proper protection for their feet.  A large portion of those children are also not allowed to attend school simply because shoes are part of the required uniform.

Have you ever counted the number of shoes in your closet?  It isn’t something that I normally keep track of, but I thought it would be helpful to have some perspective as I prepared for today.  After scanning my closet—and grabbing the pair of pumps I kicked off in the living room—I had a number.  31.  I could officially go an entire month without wearing the same pair of shoes.

All things considered, I think I’ll take the $39 I budgeted for a new pair of flats and put it towards something a little more valuable.  What’s your number?

Want to get involved? Our programs provides shoes, and so much more!

Kimberly Casey, Special Assistant and Program Manager

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