Let me introduce you to my newest addition to my closet, my pink sparkly Toms! Let me preface this post by telling you that I have wanted a pair of pink sparkly Toms for the last year.. From the places that sell Toms the sparkly ones are the hardest to find in the city, and I’ve never been able to find the pink ones. That is until Chris surprised me with a pair this week!
Now, there are sparkly shoes at almost every shoe store, and I’m sure the selection online only adds to the options.. so why were these Toms so special?
Well, Toms is a really cool brand that not only provides you with comfy shoes, but they also help those in need with their "One for One" program. Every time a pair of Toms shoes is bought, another pair of shoes is given to a child in need in one of the many developing countries. Why are shoes so important? Toms’ website goes on to explain
“Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:
•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.”
Since their initial launch, their “One for One” program has become so popular that they recently introduced their first line of eyewear to support another need in the world, eye-sight. Check out their website for more information about how you can help and become involved with their missions!
So cheers to new shoes, and a great cause!