I’m sending my kids to school without shoes today (by their choice). Yes, we live in the Northwest, yes, our school usually requires shoes but…..my daughters are to participating in, “One day without Shoes.”
Tom Shoes is promoting and event across the nation, and they are inviting people to go barefoot and experience, first hand, a life without shoes. They are trying to raise awareness of how many children live without shoes.
You all know my heart strings toward children who live without shoes. I have seen bare feet all over the world in places where there is open sewage and garbage ,and it breaks my heart. Isabel, my daughter, started her own little program called “Shoes for Kids,” and before my last trip to Kenya, she collected money for 60 pairs of shoes. She wants to keep going with “Shoes for Kids”, but we also want to support a great business that is giving a pair of shoes away for each pair purchased. Tom Shoes is doing a good job putting some kids into a pair of shoes. The shoes are sold at Nordstrom and Whole Foods, on-line etc. My daughter has a pair of TOM shoes and loves them.
So it’s the day to go barefoot…..Who will join me? Woohoo! Hey parents, it’s a great day to let your kids go for a barefoot walk and then talk about those in need around the world. If you want to help get kids in shoes, I have several ideas.
Here is something interesting.
If the world were a village with 100 people living in it, here is how things would look…..
1 person would have AIDs
3 people would be slaves
14 people would not know how to read and write
20 people would be malnourished
23 people would not have adequate drinking water
25 people would not have shelter
22 people would not have electricity
40 would have no shoes
43 would live on less than $2 a day
58 would have parasites.
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