TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair sold, they would give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchase power of individuals to benefit the greater good, is what they're all about.
In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS (Shoes for Tomorrow) and returned to Argentina later that year with a group of friends, family, staff and 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by caring TOMS customers. To date, over 1,000,000 pairs of shoes have been donated in response to their One for One movement.
Most children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores, or just getting around- they are at risk. Walking is often the primary mode of transportation in developing countries; people walk for miles to get food, water, shelter and medical help. Wearing shoes enables them to walk distances that aren't possible barefoot and prevent feet from getting cuts and sores on unsafe roads and contaminated soil. Not only are these injuries painful, they're also very dangerous. The leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted parasites, which penetrate the skin through open sores causing Podoconiosis, a dibilitating and disfiguring disease. Also known as Mossy Foot, Podoconiosis is a form of Elephantiasis that affects the lymphatic system of the lower legs. Wearing shoes can literally prevent the risk of amputation.
Glitter Lemonade is proud to be sponsoring 'Style Your Sole' parties on behalf of TOMS' Shoes. For information regarding a free personalized campaign in honor of your child's birthday or special event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of giving gifts, guests will have the opportunity to purchase a pair of TOMS as a exercise in giving back. For every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS will donate a new pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One.
Glitter Lemonade sponsored parties have no age, location, or minimum requirements; Shoes and or party favors can be shipped anywhere in the Continental United States prior to your event. Visit here for a sneak peak at current available styles and sizes. Children 7 years and up, please inquire about TOMS' white Classics; Invite your guests to express themselves by custominzing blank white canvas TOMS with markers, stencils, paint, colored glue, bedazzlers and of course GLITTER! For every pair of shoes decorated, TOMS will donate a new pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One.
Introduce philanthropy into your child's everyday life and give them the curiosity, knowledge and power to make a difference.