In the Time magazine of February 5, 2007, I read the story of Blake Mycoskie who wanted to get away from it all, and found himself in Argentina. He visited impoverished villages where few, if any, children had shoes.
“I was sitting on a field on a farm one day, and I had an epiphany,” says Mycoskie, who had taken to wearing alpargatas–resilient, light-weight slip-on shoes with a breathable canvas top and soft leather insole traditionally worn by Argentine workers.
“I said, I’m going to start a shoe company, and for every pair I sell, I’m going to give one pair to a kid in need.”
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How are both Toms and Bryn’s angel shoes, you now ask. Bryn’s red-polka dotted shoes are angel shoes because she wore them last week during the angel banquet. Toms are angel shoes because from a soft and tender heart, he is tending the children of the world–one pair of shoes at a time.
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