TOMORROW! [April 8, 2010] is “one day without shoes”
I encourage you guys to join the movement.
One Day Without Shoes is the day we spread awareness about the impact a simple pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. On April 8th, we ask 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 inspire others at the same time.
it’s hard without shoes
Through everyday encounters with domestic poverty, we are reminded to appreciate having food and shelter, but most of us all but forget about our feet. Food, shelter, AND shoes facilitate life’s fundamentals. Imagine a life without shoes; constantly aware of the ground in front of you, suffering regular cuts and scrapes, tending to infection after each walk, and enduring not only terrain, but heat and cold.
The problem is large, but the solution is simple. Wearing shoes and practicing basic hygiene can prevent both infection and disease due to unsafe roads and contaminated soil. By imagining a life barefoot, we can all contribute to the awareness of these conditions. On April 8th, communities, campuses, organizations, and individuals are banding together to walk barefoot for One Day Without Shoes.
• In some developing nations, children must walk for miles to school, clean water and to seek medical help.
• Cuts and sores on feet can lead to serious infection.
• Often, children cannot attend school barefoot.
• In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil.
• Podoconiosis is 100% preventable with basic foot hygiene and wearing shoes.
Find an event
Take a look at some pictures
April 8 will be a day to educate others about living without shoes and the difficulties. Do it for those who do not have the simple essentials we do. Do something that is bigger than yourself.
Become a friend and
Get banners here: http://www.myspace.com/tomsshoes
It won’t be hard! AND I WILL DO IT! I PROMISE! I’ll.. go to the park and take a picture barefoot!
If I can step on dog poop contaminated grass, so can you! (:
There are so many children in this world without shoes. One day without shoes will spread the awareness of what something so simple to us, such as a simple pair of shoes, can effect the entire life of a person
just live a few minutes with no shoes.