Monday, November 29, 2010

One for One



Just over a week ago we not only celebrated being sailboat owners for one year, but also my 44th birthday.   For my birthday, my daughter gave me my first pair of TOMS Shoes which I've been wanting for some time now.  I wanted these shoes not only for their comfort (my daughter loves hers) and simple design, but also because every shoe purchase provides a pair of shoes to a child in need around the world. 

The story of how this came to be is pretty interesting.  In 2006 American traveler and sailboat liveaboard, Blake Mycoskie, befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes and the One for One program.  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 around the world.
 
So, I thought I'd show off my shoes and mention them here in case you're not familiar with the One for One
program and TOMS Shoes.  Not only is this a great cause, but Blake Mycoskie is gorgeous and lives on a sailboat!  How cool is that?!

I can't wait to start wearing my TOMS!  Hasta luego ... until then.  Mid-Life Cruising!

TOMS Shoes

6 comments:

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Cheryl,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

What a wonderful thing to do for underprivileged kids around the world. Bravo.

Have a terrific day. :)

postzoom said...

Happy Birthday from the PostZoom team!

Paul and Deb said...

44! I was thinking more like 24.

Congrats on another trip around the sun :D

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BIll said...

Happy Birthday, and thanks for sharing the story of Tom's Shoes. I remember seeing a special on Blake on 60 minutes or some such show, inspiring stuff! I'll hold off on commenting on his physical appeal, but it is cool that he lives on a sailboat :)

Pat Daspit said...

Cheryl, you're one impressive lady! Keep up the good work.

Ken n Cheryl said...

Thanks Paul n Deb for the complement! Bill, people like Blake are inspiring. He seems like quite a guy.

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