Thursday, April 5, 2012

One Day Without Shoes Campaign

"When you go barefoot in blue, each step is for a child in need.

--Essie Nail Polish 

Last week, I got a random bottle of nail polish in the mail that I had NO clue where it originated from. Through a little digging and research, I realized I had won a sweepstakes on TOMS Facebook Fanpage; they had partnered with Essie Nail Polish to support the One Day Without Shoes Campaign by creating this new shade of nail polish.

Millions of children live without proper footwear, exposing them to injury and disease every day, some of which include dangerous debris, Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring soul-based disease, Jiggers, burrowing fleas that cause painful infection, and hookworm.

A single pair of shoes for a child can help protect against injury, and in combination with basic hygiene and sanitation, help prevent disease and soil-transmitted infections from being forced to go barefoot every day.

On April 10th, vow to go barefoot and help raise awareness for this great cause! I might just paint my little tosies in my new Barefoot in Blue shade and go au natural ^.^

{I'm talking about my feet of course}

If you're interested in participating or learning more about this campaign, you can visit their website,


Colette S said...

We need to donate shoes!

It's so heart breaking when children don't have the necessaries.

Wish I could share about this but can't get on my site.

Jenine said...

We donate the shoes my girls outgrow. They grow so fast, the shoes are usually in extremely good condition.

I had no idea that there was a Barefoot Day. I go barefoot just about all the time unless I'm going public.

Unknown said...

that's such an awesome initiative, love it!