TOMS Shoes help children in need


This holiday season, instead of giving another towel warmer, foot massager, electric razor, cat calendar, crumb duster or electonic jewelry cleaner, give TOMS shoes! For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. One For One.

1,000,000 men, women and children are suffering from Podoconiosis in Ethiopia.   Podoconiosis is a soil-transmitted disease caused by walking, farming, running, playing and working barefoot in silica-rich soil. Silica is ancient volcanic glass that penetrates the skin and makes its way into the lymphatic system. The feet and lower legs swell.   Open sores and ulcers develop and infection sets in.   But here is the good news… Podoconiosis is 100% preventable without the use of a vaccine or  expensive antibiotic.   The disease is prevented simply be wearing shoes!

And that’s where you come in! This holiday season, TOMS wants to give 30,000 pairs of shoes to children in Ethiopia, and they need your help! So for every pair of shoes purchased (either for yourself or to give as a gift), TOMS will give another pair of shoes to a child in need! Visit for more information or to purchase! (They also offer free US shipping!)

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