"For every pair purchased, TOMS gives a pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One."
My friend and old roommate, Teddy Davis introduced me to TOMS Shoes. One purpose of the Blog is to talk about things I like and want to promote, TOMS Shoes is well deserving of a little publicity. The quote above comes directly from the video that plays on their main page at http://www.tomsshoes.com/
check it out for yourself. The company, started by one man just a few years uses a simple and incredibly generous idea that has caught on fairly quickly around the country. The shoes themselves are simple and trendy slip-ons that Teddyboy tells me are quite popular in Argentina, where he served his mission. As far as donations go, frequent "shoe drops" are made in underdeveloped parts of the world, mostly in South and Central America and Africa. In addition to the TOMS website, YouTube has several videos that'll make you cry a little.
Some students at BYU-Hawaii have set up a deal with TOMS that will benefit not only benefit needy children but also BYUH. The shoes are available on the website, take a look and buy some. By using the promo code: HAWAII you'll get $5 off your purchase plus free shipping. Cool shoes, a sweet offer and a good deed all at once. Just try and beat that deal.
Happy Birthday Mom!