{One 4 One}

5 Sep

Toms:: what do you think of?  trendy, fashionable, cute?  I think of ministry opportunity.

In 2006, Blake Mycoskie created the brand Toms.  After falling in love with the children from Argentina, he knew he had to find a way to help.  For every pair of Toms purchased, a pair is given to a child in need.

Recently, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have teamed up with Blake and are headed to Honduras.  The limited edition Toms are made of Italian wool and Cashmere, for the winter.  The collection is black, gray and plaid and range in price from $140-$150.  More pricy than the traditional canvas toms, but each pair bought- a pair of the same go to a child in need from Honduras.

I absolutely love this ministry and if this is one way I can help, I’m in!

{I love the gray}

Blake’s reasons for creating his brand Toms::

•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.

(via: toms.com)

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2 Responses to “{One 4 One}”

  1. Lauren September 7, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    This is a great post.

    Toms is such a unique company. It’s amazing to me to see a company that chooses to do this sort of thing CONSTANTLY, not just for a limited time to promote or something like that. It’s a great idea.

    The collaboration shoes are amazing. I would love to get a pair of those! Cute shoes and helping someone in need? Could the feeling get any better? I doubt it.

    Lauren

  2. vodkacaviardreams September 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    love this, I had no idea Toms and the Row collaborated. thanks for sharing!

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