Friday, April 9, 2010
When we think of Jesus, we think of the soul. Today, people went out to care for the soles of people. TOMS Shoes is an organization that I always support. Here's a blog post of an intern with the company, Sarah Walpert. She says it all:
Fact #1: In some developing nations, many children must walk for miles to school, clean water, and to seek medical help
Fact #2: Cuts and sores on feet can lead to infection
Fact #3: Often, children cannot attend school barefoot
Fact #4: In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil
Fact #5: Podoconiosis is 100% preventable with basic foot hygiene and wearing shoes
April 8th is not about selling shoes. It is a day of recognition, of awareness, for those children who are hindered on a daily basis because they do not have something as simple as a pair of shoes. Get involved in something bigger than yourself. I'm going barefoot on April 8th. Will you?
To find a barefoot event in your area, go to www.OneDayWithoutShoes.com and enter your zip code. If there isn't already an event, host one! There is an online toolkit with plenty of materials to get the ball rolling.