Aren't these kids adorable? I think so, and guess why they are so happy? Because they just received a pair of shoes. Kids are so easy to please, they are only shoes right?
So I know that TOMS are all the rage and they are what all the kids are doing these days, but they're cute, fun and for a great cause. So many of the world's children in developing countries grow up without shoes, having to walk miles to get food and water, medical help and attend school (which often require shoes as uniform). The problem is large but the solution simple, shoes. Wearing shoes and basic hygiene can prevent both infection and disease due to unsafe roads and contaminated soil. The leading cause of disease in these areas is soil-based parasites.
In an effort to bring attention to the impact a simple pair of shoes can have in a child's life, JMR Chalk Garden and Lolabella Boutique will be joining TOMS Shoes in its third annual One Day Without Shoes campaign that asks everyone worldwide to go barefoot on April 8th. JMR and Lolabella will be leading a barefoot walk around Gateway Mall, ending at our JMR Gateway Mall location. The walk will begin at 3:00pm, meeting in the northwest corner of Pioneer Park (300 so. 400 w.) and the after party will take place at JMR Gateway (139 so. Rio Grande St.) from 4-6pm.
If you can't make it to the walk stop by one of the JMR or Lolabella stores and purchase a few pairs of TOMS there are so many styles and colors to choose from. I have two pair myself, the red with are so fun and the burlap that appeal my hippie side. Just a little side note the JMR located at Fashion Place Mall sold 267 pairs of TOMS last month, that's 267 pairs of shoes that went to kids in need, AWESOME.