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Here is Fast "Black Friday" Fitness - In the rush of holiday consumerism and overindulgence in acquisitions, take pause:

  1. TOMS is a shoe company who gives away shoes to children who have no shoes.
  2. For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give one pair to a child in need. "One for One"
  3. www.tomsshoes.com

There are still people around the world, by the millions, without basics.


Blake Mycoskie created TOMS footwear to, "Produce stylish, comfortable, and practical footwear while improving the lives of children around the world."

TOMS press kits states they adhere to "No Sweatshops…ensuring both fair labor practices and minimal impact on the environment."

Mycoskie writes, “Inspired by a traditional Argentine shoe and challenged by continent’s poverty and heath issues, I created TOMS with a singular mission: To make life more comfortable. TOMS accomplishes this through a unique shoe and commitment to match every pair purchased with a pair to a child in need…no complicated formulas, it’s simple…you buy a pair of TOMS and TOMS gives a pair to a child on your behalf.

Privileged Western children may benefit from, even enjoy, practicing this type of gift giving, over spending on junk food and indulgent status items for themselves.

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

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