Students remove shoes for ‘One Day Without Shoes’ campaign
In order to join the ‘One Day Without Shoes’ campaign that was organized by the TOMS company, students from various campuses across the United States walked barefoot on Tuesday.
The campaign was initiated by the company to spread awareness among the people about lack of shoes for kids, in the poorer regions of the globe.
The company began the noble initiative four-years-back, to generate mass awareness against the deprived children’s of the poor countries of the world.
“Hundreds of millions of children are at risk of injury, infection and soil-transmitted diseases that most can’t afford to prevent and treat,” stated the company’s website.
Students on choosing to walk barefoot
About supporting the campaign and going barefoot on campus, college fresher, Annahlyse Meyer said that she joined the initiative not only for spreading awareness, but also to know what life without shoes was like.
“It raises awareness for people in other countries, around the world and even in our own countries, who don’t have shoes and can’t afford them. Going a day without shoes, that just allows us to step into — not their shoes because they don’t have them — but put ourselves in their position.”
Even other university students where quite upbeat about roaming about sans shoes, and said that they really felt sorry for all those people who could not afford shoes and were forced to go barefoot.
Feeling that one day was not enough for the noble campaign, another fresher, Troy Bowser has decided to go barefoot for a complete week.
He is also thinking of opening a TOMS club for people who are willing to join hands to promote the campaign, and raise awareness for the poor.
“Well I’ve been thinking about starting a TOMS club for a while now and I just wanted to raise a little bit of awareness. I just figured this would kind of get our names out there,” said Bowser.