Monday, April 13, 2009

buying a good shoe

If you don't feel like going through the effort of recommending a bar to aid a good cause. ( I know it requires typing.) You can engage in an even more self-indulgent form of charity. Shoe shopping. When you buy a pair of Tom's shoes, a child somewhere no longer has to go bare foot. Some of the shoe selection is a little FUG. But the people participating in the one for one campaign are darn pretty, like Natalie Portman and Blake the Tom Shoes founding hottie.

Here's a little description of the project from the site:

"In 2006 an American traveler, Blake Mycoskie, befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created a company that would match every pair of shoes sold with a pair given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by caring TOMS customers.

Since our beginning, TOMS has given over 140,000* pairs of shoes to children in need through the One for One model. Because of your support, TOMS plans to give over 300,000 pairs of shoes to children in need around the world in 2009."

And here's a link if you're feeling generous today.

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