Monday, April 4, 2011

...A Day Without Shoes...


Tomorrow is a big day in the casa de Blair. We are taking part in TOMS "A Day Without Shoes" in order to raise awareness for children that go without shoes every single day. Many walk miles and miles to school barefoot. Can you imagine? Well, TOMS is doing something to change that. Not only do they give a pair of shoes to child in need for every pair purchased, they also host this event "A Day Without Shoes." What is really neat is that they don't just give them any kind of shoes. TOMS fits the needs of the children depending on the area. Check out the website to learn more.

"Shoes are a status symbol [in ethiopia]. Children dream of having their first pair." - Dr. Lary L. Thomas, Chairman of Tropical Health Alliance Foundation
We are excited about being able participate with TOMS in such a visible way! This is the first year that I've been involved and can't wait! It will be neat to see how it grows from here!

My husband's work place is having a t-shirt competition for this event. This past Thursday we stayed late to make our shirts. Here is Jonathan's:
Get it? I am bear-foot!


Here's mine:






Most of my participation will be after work...I sit behind a desk all day, so no one even sees my feet! However, I plan on doing lots of walking barefoot after 5. I really hope you participate with us tomorrow!

Watch this video to learn more!

26 comments:

♡ Ambrosia said...

Good for you! I cant wait to get my first pair of Toms!!!
You are such a shining light <3

Emily said...

I like your shirt...the tree is nicely done!

I wish I could participate..I actually can't walk barefoot. It's way too painful for me and the dr. said I'm not allowed since some toes don't have feeling and I may step on something and not know it...yada yada, I'll be barefoot in spirit though. =)
Have a wonderful Monday!!

Leanna said...

Oh, fun! Good for you... if it weren't raining again here in Oregon I'd think about doing it myself :)

Brooke said...

This is so great what you guys are doing and I love that you have shirts!

Krysta said...

That is a fantastic idea!

Megan said...

You are always so inspiring! I think it's awesome that y'alls work is participating! I don't think that I can work without shoes (at a hospital), but I will participate after work!

Marli and Memory said...

the tees y'all made are amazing... so detailed... very cool.
*mem

SavedthruLove said...

just posted that video on my facebook page! What a great company..

♥cheche

Candice said...

Cute shirt, Jennifer! I'm participating in the TOMS A Day Without Shoes too! :)

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

what an awesome idea! i love toms and their organization. some day when i have some extra money i'm going to get a pair :) love the t-shirts y'all made too! cute :)

blessings!

The Soul Anchor said...

What a REALLY great thing to be involved in! I love that you and your husband are doing this together. Let us know how it goes!

M. said...

yay! that's awesome.

proud of you girl!

xoxo

Geraldine said...

OMG!!! you have an stunning doll face!!! soo pretty :)

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Shalyn said...

So inspiring- love the idea and love those shirts!

alison said...

that is so awesome! i really admire toms for what they do. my hubs and i are currently collecting shoes (our goal is 400-500 pairs) to take down to guatemala in june. after seeing how many children are running around in dirty streets without anything on our feet, we knew there was not way we could go back without a ton of shoes in tow :)

Kelly said...

I live in my pair of silver sparkly TOMS. They were an impulse purchase that probably wouldn't have happened if I had been persuaded by the fact that my impulse purchase meant shoes for someone who really needed them. Good for you guys, and your "bear" feet :)

elizabeth said...

I am also definitely participating after 5, once work is finished!! Great post!! Have fun being barefoot!!

Joybird said...

Cool. I like your shirt a lot. I learned about TOMS last Christmas from my friend Jessica (I'm gifting her cd in my blogiversary giveaway.)She sang for their Christmas commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J201SHFAjkw

The job came to her the day(s?) after she had a dream about children in Africa. Isn't that wild?

Allison said...

I love Tom's and I am definitely loving both t-shirts. :)

Ms. E. said...

Oh My goodness you are adorable and sweet! You are such an inspiration to help others. I will check the site asap. and your shirts are just adorable! <3

Alexis Kaye said...

You are so inspiring! Love you!!

Jessica said...

my boyfriend and I were just talking about this! we love our Toms and what they represent. and your shirts are adorable!

vivI.Iviv said...

so very happy to have stubled upon your blog, wow!!!
so beautiful & inspiring x
please have a look at mine is well - it is a mixture of my creative & spiritual journey through my life with Christ.

huggs & blessings
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www.lovexevol.blogspot.com

meme-and-he said...

This is such a great idea! I am loving your shirt, well done! You are quite the artist :) Let us know how it all goes.

Emily said...

great cause!! great stuff!! i LOVE your shirt!! kinda want one for myself :)

Emily
http://www.texasnj.dayeightmedia.com

The Sweet Life said...

I love Toms. This is also my first year participating in A Day without shoes. I was so excited in being a part of such a great cause.

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