The employees of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP are shedding their shoes April 5 to support a global campaign to raise awareness regarding the impact of not having a simple pair of shoes. “One Day Without Shoes” sponsored by TOMS Shoes, a California-based company, encourages people to go barefoot on April 5 and support this worthy cause.
“Since TOMS was founded in 2006, they have provided more than one million pairs of shoes to children in need. That’s a terrific effort for Taft to support,” said Edward D. Diller, Partner-in-Charge of Taft’s Cincinnati Office. Diller said the firm has encouraged employees to take a “moment, an hour or the day” on April 5th to step out of their own shoes in order to help other people get their own pair.
The firm is also participating in TOMS new "Barefoot Challenge." That challenge encourages companies to have their employees and contacts sign a pledge before April 5 to go without shoes on that day. The company with the highest number of participants on April 5 wins a speaking engagement by TOMS founder and Chief Shoe Giver, Blake Mycoskie, a fun Friday event, and 10 employees will be randomly selected to join TOMS on a nearby shoe distribution in the U.S. Community.
“It's been rewarding for us to be involved with TOMS. With their unique approach to social entrepreneurship, in just a short time, they've positively impacted the lives of so many children around the world,” said James M. Zimmerman, a partner at Taft, who advises TOMS.
TOMS Shoes was founded in 2006 when an American traveler, Blake Mycoskie and TOMS CEO, befriended the children of an Argentine village and found that they had no shoes to protect their feet. Unknown to many, millions of children walk for miles to get fresh water or go to school throughout the world. Wanting to help, he created a company that would match every pair of shoes sold with a pair given to a child in need. One for One. Since 2006, TOMS has given over one million pairs of shoes to children through giving partners around the world. For more information visit: www.TOMS.com.
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