Monday, April 4, 2011

One Day Without Shoes 2011

I'm sure just about everyone has heard of Tom's Shoes. Well, the story behind them is amazing. Blake Mycoskie is the founder of these shoes. I am minoring in Leadership Studies at Troy and last semester for one of my classes I was told to pick a leader and do a presentation on them. After a lot of thought and research, I decided on Blake Mycoskie. He is an amazing entrepreneur. Before he came up with Tom's Shoes, he had 3 other businesses. After a trip to Argentina, Blake noticed that the majority of the children there had no shoes. From walking barefoot, these children developed diseases on their feet. After returning home from his trip, he realized that he had to do something about it and along came Tom's Shoes. For every pair of shoes someone buys, a pair is sent to a child in need. Every year at the beginning of April, One Day Without Shoes happens. It's simple: Go without shoes (even if it's just for an hour) to see what these children go through every day. This is a way to get the word out even more about this movement and hopefully get people to purchase a pair of these shoes.

Well people, One Day Without Shoes is tomorrow. Be a part of this movement and get the word out.
It's worth it.

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