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LEAVE YOUR FOOTPRINT

ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES

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Check out the impact we made together last year. You just might spot a few familiar faces...

Change the road ahead for millions and join us on April 29, 2014

One Day Without Shoes is the annual day when we take off our shoes to raise global awareness for children’s health and education.

Start a conversation for change by going without shoes and sharing what you’re doing, outside or online.

Join Us

THIS IS ABOUT MORE THAN SHOES

Children lacking access to education and good health struggle to break the poverty cycle for themselves, their families and their communities.

With the complex issues surrounding poverty, there is not one solution, but many working together. We believe that shoes play an important role in helping keep children healthy, educated and moving toward opportunities for a better future.

HEALTH: PODOCONIOSIS

TOMS helps Podoconiosis

HEALTH: PODOCONIOSIS

A debilitating disease that causes extremely painful swelling of the feet and legs. Podo affects more than 4 million people in at least 15 countries.Source: WHO, 2013

Why shoes?

Podo can be prevented by wearing shoes and practicing good foot hygiene. Organizations like IOCC give shoes along with health education to children at risk of podo.

Learn more about children at risk of podoconiosis

EDUCATION: UNIFORMS

TOMS helps education

EDUCATION: UNIFORMS

Providing children with school uniforms – which often include shoes – can increase school attendance by 62%.Source: Evans, 2009

Why shoes?

Our Giving Partners in India distribute TOMS Shoes that meet uniform requirements, enabling children to attend school regularly.

Learn how shoes can help improve children's access to education

EMPOWERMENT: INCENTIVES

TOMS Empowers

EMPOWERMENT: INCENTIVES

When shoes are integrated into programs with larger community development goals, they empower children and their families to get the care and support they need.

Why shoes?

Organizations like Fundación Paraguaya use shoes as an incentive to encourage participation in programs that improve access to health and education interventions.

Learn more about the TOMS Giving model

Join Us

Like to make things with your hands? Maybe you fancy yourself a party host? Download the toolkit and help spread the word.

Want to start or join an event in your community or on your campus? Let the TOMS Community Team help!

Tell Your Friends

Get social and ask your friends to join in and take off their shoes to raise global awareness for children’s health and education on April 29, 2014

Partners

A big shout-out to our One Day Without Shoes partners for helping spread awareness and leaving their footprint.

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I just helped a person in need by purchasing from TOMS. Join the movement.