from the Toms Website...
"In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers.
As of September 2010, TOMS has given over one million pairs of new shoes to children in need through giving partners around the world."
I was in the car, looked out the window, and noticed a woman selling baby Toms on the side of the road.
We had to investigate.
We could not resist paying $4 to make Hudson officially the cutest kid on earth.
It's a little funny to be on the other side of the Tom's Industry. We've bought a lot of Toms in our day. It's one of the easiest, no brainer ways to be cool. Sign us up for just about any get-cool-quick plan. We need all the help we can get, and we're too exhausted at the end of the day to try anything that requires a lot of work to be hip.
Want a great Halloween costume idea? Buy some thick black glasses, grow a gotee, and wear a graphic tee. Top the outfit off with some Toms and wah-lah...everyone will know you're a worship leader. If I just described what you look like every day, chances are...you already are a worship leader. Don't go shave the gotee. It's okay. Embrace the truth. Rest in it.
Buying Toms is kind of cool. You buy a pair of shoes. They send you a pair and a needy kid in a third world country a pair of shoes. Never in a million years would I have thought that our own child would be walking around in the shoes that were intended for a kid in need. Made me a little sad to see the Toms system breaking down in this country (probably due to corruption somewhere).
I have no idea how these shoes ended up for sale at a lady's "stand" right outside our gate...but they did...and I can't get over how adorable Hudson's little legs look in his baby Toms.
Oh, and yes...Hudson writes for Soujorners in his spare time (when he's not pooping his pants or picking up rocks and sucking on them.)