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New Posts! – check out the tabs on the top of the site and see what people were up to on April 16th  and how they were spreading the word for TOMS!

Atlanta – two sub pages so make sure to check those out 🙂

Megan’s Story – reflection on time spent with children who are barefoot every day.

Jenna’s Thoughts – a teacher’s reflection on One Day Without Shoes (a Minneapolis subpage)

University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign – photos from their barefoot walk are up!

MORE TO COME!
Still waiting for some photos to come in 🙂 So keep checking! Thanks for making One Day Without Shoes a great success 🙂 

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… it is officially

ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES.  will you take the challenge and go without shoes today?

One Day Without Shoes

Courtney

Caitlin
One Day Without Shoes

Monica

One Day

A Story from Ghana…

I was sharing with a friend from school today about TOMS Shoes and the One Day Without Shoes campaign.  He was pretty excited about the whole idea.  Then he went on to share his experience in Ghana this past year.

He shared that the kids in Ghana ran around barefoot.  He was shocked to see them playing soccer (and REALLY… playing soccer) on gravel in their barefoot.  They were sliding and digging and running… all without shoes on.  It amazed him that this was just a part of their life.  They’d never experienced shoes and being barefoot was the norm. 

He was just amazed at how different his life was from theirs.  Even with issues such as food, they were not used to eating meat.  They are just so poor there that they choose to spend their money on certain things, and shoes is just not a necessity to them.

How blessed we are to live in a place where we have shoes, clothing, roofs over our heads, and opportunities for education (not that ALL Americans experience this… but generally).  And yet we are unhappy and unfulfilled.  And in Ghana, these kids have nothing.  And they learn to find joy in the little things.

It’s just eye opening.  TOMS opens the door for anyone to give a pair of shoes to a child who may never have shoes otherwise. In a way, it is realizing our differences and wanting to make a change.

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Check this out.  TOMS has easy to access materials for you to print off fliers, stickers, and little labels!  It makes it alot easier doesn’t it 🙂

http://media.tomsshoes.com/oneday

Just explore the site a little and you’ll find what you’re looking for!
They also have information on Events all over the nation.  So if you want to participate, you can check out the site and find a group to join.

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