Today is One Day Without Shoes. Twitpic Your Feet.
Today is One Day Without Shoes.
Millions of children around the world have no shoes. They often have to walk for miles barefoot to get food, water, go to school, or to the market. This often leads to sores, infections, and other debilitating injuries. According to the One Day Without Shoes website:
We are asking people to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes barefoot, to experience a life without shoes first-hand, and to hep spread awareness of the impact a simple pair of shoes can bring to a child’s life.
The One Day Without Shoes event was started by TOMS Shoes.
If you haven’t heard about TOMS Shoes, they don’t just talk the talk they, um, walk the walk:
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.
They’ve given away more than 100,000 pairs of shoes. Here’s an awesome video that shows the impact they’re having:
I’m in! How about you? Will you go today without shoes?
If you do, people offline will notice your bare feet and ask you what you doing.
But how about online? Here’s a fun way to spread the word:
Twitpic your feet.
Post a picture of your bare feet to Twitter and Facebook. Post a link to the pic in the comments here. You might even Twitpic yourself barefoot throughout the day.
Here are my ugly feet.