TOMS // #OneDayWithoutShoes

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You’re familiar with TOMS, right? The company with the amazing “buy one, give one” philosophy? The idea is when you purchase a pair of TOMS shoes someone in need receives a pair for free! I purchased my first set of TOMS shoes about six years ago and I’ve purchased four more since. The shoes are incredibly comfortable, well made, and the idea that my purchase helps someone in need makes my servant heart smile.

I’m really excited that TOMS has partnered with artists in Haiti to create a brand new line, Haiti Artist Collective , a program that support local jobs, the Haitian economy, and gives artists an opportunity to share their talents with a global audience. Thirty artists were commissioned to create the limited designs offered by TOMS. I can’t wait to make a purchase myself!

Once a year, TOMS hosts One Day Without Shoes, an annual celebration when folks take off their shoes to raise global awareness for children’s health and education. Kamden celebrates #OneDayWithoutShoes every day but today, we’re celebrating together!

OneDayWithoutShoes.SMALL

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  1. Amber Albright April 29, 2014 at 7:47 am - Reply

    aww so cute!

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin April 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    The Granddaughters have to have TOMS … Quite a FEW PAIRS … I know they will want a pair of these new designs…
    I prefer the NO SHOES at all approach… always have!

    • Nicole April 29, 2014 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      I’d go barefoot all the time too! I wish I could afford more pairs of TOMS than I do, but I get most of mine from the clearance page. Although, this new designs from Haiti are speaking to my heart. I might have to splurge!!!!!!!

  3. Rebekah April 29, 2014 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    I love TOMS! They are my go-to shoe! I was worried when I got my first pair that they wouldn’t stand up long term but they really do! Such a great, quality shoe for a great cause!

    • Nicole April 30, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

      Rebekah, I had the same concerns with my first pair of TOMS too but I was pleasantly surprised at the amazing quality. I guess you could say my first pair of TOMS — which were dark gray — got to be doubly blessed because I gave them to a Haitian man when I was there the first time for a mission trip. I took three pairs of shoes with me — athletic shoes for the work site, my TOMS, and a pair of flip flops — and came home only wearing the flip flops. I gave my other two pairs of shoes away to men who did not have any shoes at all. One guy was 22 years old and had NEVER owned a pair of shoes in his life and he worked on construction sites. It was a safety hazard, I was so concerned for his health and well-being, it was the least I could do. My TOMS had been worn and they were definitely used, but I bet if I could find that gentle giant, he’d still be wearing them today. The second trip to Haiti, I took two extra pairs of shoes knowing I would give those away too. It is more blessed to give than to receive. 🙂

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