One Day Without Shoes

What is One Day Without Shoes?  According to their website:

The day we spread awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life by taking off our own. Why? Millions of children live without proper footwear, exposing them to injury and disease every day.

At their website you can also...

  • Learn why shoes are needed by millions
  • Spread the word outside & online
  • Get the app to make your custom one day pic and more


So why am I blogging about this day?  Because our very own Urban Girl Accessories is partnering up with TOMS and Together for Charity to put on a walk here at Seaport Village on One Day Without Shoes, 4/10/12.

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How do Urban Girl Accessories, TOMS & Together for Charity fit together?  I will let Maria Hussong, from Together for Charity, explain:

I am part of a charity called TOGETHER FOR CHARITY. It is a San Diego based charity helping an orphanage in Tijuana maintain itself. We are an organization that are actively involved in the lives of these 40 orphans and our goal is to not only help these children survive but succeed!

To help get more exposure, we joined TOMS Barefoot Challenge. This is the competition of One Day Without Shoes which is going to be on April 10th. The contest consists of the group with the most pledges  wins a speaking engagement with Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS. This would be monumental for Together for Charity (TFC). The pledging is from March 1st to April 10. It is very easy to pledge. The response that TFC has gotten in these two weeks has been amazing. We are in first place, with more than 800 pledges. We are already seeing the ripple affect of this contest, people that had never heard of TFC have gotten on the website and donated. We still have 26 more days to go. And need all the support we can get. 
 
TO PLEDGE:
2. box where it says your company name you put: TOGETHER FOR CHARITY
3. box where it says your company e mail you put: YOUR EMAIL
4. where it says event : not now (someone added an event by mistake)
 
Along these lines we want to have a walk on April 10th and Annie (owner of Urban Girl Accessories) had the great idea of having it in Seaport Village. It would be awesome!
 
Indeed, Maria, it would be awesome!
 
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SO awesome, in fact, that Urban Girl Accessories along with TOMS and Together for Charity invite you to Walk Barefoot San Diego at Seaport Village!

April 10, 2012

11:30 am - 1 pm

To RSVP and get more information about the event click hereMake sure you also pledge at the link above!

AND, at Urban Girl Accessories all TOMS shoes will be 10% off all day for those who come barefoot.

See you there!

Boardwalk Betty