Every Saturday, we like to highlight an organization or movement that is making Good Happen! This week we are highlighting One Day Without Shoes, an awareness event sponsored by TOMS Shoes. Each year, ODWS asks people to go barefoot for one day to raise awareness of the impact something as small as a pair of shoes can make. This year’s is coming up on Tuesday, April 16th!
So why Peace + Shoes? Why are we going barefoot?
Peace takes many forms. Aside from the common definition of peace as the absence of war, it also can encompass a feeling of contentment within yourself or ensuring that people have access to the tools and resources they need to live life to the fullest. Shoes may be one specific issue area, but they affect many aspects of life including health, education, and future economic opportunities.
Check out highlights from last year’s event in the following video:
Join us at the Center for Living Peace on April 16th, 2013 from 10am-4pm as we celebrate One Day Without Shoes! Throughout the day, there will be various fun activities for all ages:
Style your Sole (canvas shoe painting) /// 11am-3pm
Bring a pair of canvas shoes to decorate during the Style Your Sole party! Order a pair of TOMS online, or find in store at places like Nordstrom. Any canvas shoes will work, whether TOMS, Vans, or Keds! Don’t have a pair of shoes to bring? We’ll give you a canvas flag to decorate!
Raffles on the hour /// 12pm until 3pm
Free Prizes with drawings throughout the day.
Barefoot Walk /// 3pm
Experience the world around you without shoes.
Plus music, refreshments, and interactive displays throughout the day!
We’re looking forward to a great day. Hope to see you there! Not in the area? Find events near you!
Pay it Forward!