I’ve been wanting to check out TOMS Shoes for a while now and finally got around to it today. I ordered a pair of red classics for me and charcoal cordones for Damien then I read up on Blake Mycoskie, CEO and Founder of TOMS Shoes and I was instantly touched and impressed! What a novel idea…create a company for profit that ALSO helps children in need. I LOVE IT! “TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we’re all about. The TOMS One for One business model transforms our customers into benefactors, which allows us to grow a truly sustainable business rather than depending on fundraising for support.”
So basically those 2 pairs of shoes that will come in the mail for me and Damien in about 3 business days will ALSO provide 2 pairs of shoes to two children in need. How great is that?! Why can’t every business do that?! Imagine a world where every time you bought a book, or CD, or pair a jeans that same item was provided to kids and families in need all over the world! It’s truly a spectacular idea that I hope all businesses will one day strive for.
TOMS are available for men, women and children. Here are some of my favorite pairs below. These kicks are PERFECT for Summer, so pick a pair today! You’ll be happy you did. Trust me…Its amazing how a little act of giving can make you feel. Wooohooo!