July 22, 2011
I want to be like TOM, I mean Blake.
In 2006, Blake Mycoskie took a trip to Argentina and realized that many of the local children were not wearing any shoes. From that moment, he knew he had to do something about it. The next step was to get people to donate, that's when the idea of TOMS shoes and 'one for one' was born. Every time a person buys a pair of TOMS, a pair is donated to protect the feet of a child in a third world country. Not only is this donation preventing diseases in children but shoes allow the kids to attend school since they are a part of their uniforms. It's cool to know that our Generation is making a difference and helping those less fortunate realize their potential because everyone should have that opportunity.