VTuesday Shoesday

i am hereby declaring today the anti-shoesday tuesday. why? well, because, thanks to the brilliant mind at mainely home, i learned that today is national go barefoot day. seriously, it is! and it's not just a day that celebrates summer and the season of taking your shoes of (although that would be fabulous) its also the kick off of the souls4soles national barefoot week - a weeklong series of events aimed at growing awareness for the 1.5 billion people around the world who don't get to experience the simple luxury of putting on a pair of shoes. now, the important questions - how can we help?
  • go barefoot - spend a few hours each day with no shoes on. enjoy the freedom, but notice the challenges. think about it.
  • go barefoot online - change your twitter, facebook profile, etc. to a picture of your bare feet. be sure to post a caption about why your picture is of bare feet! learn more on giveshoes.org. Send a screen capture of your barefoot profile to barefootweek@giveshoes.org and you will be entered to win one of ten celebrity autographed pairs of shoes.
  • barefoot status - post a status message, such as: shocking soles4souls barefoot week fact: almost 1.5 billion people in the world don't have shoes! every photo and every message will help soles4souls continue to help people around the world!
  • clean out your closets and look for events advertised in your area with retailers, religious organizations and civic groups where you can donate your shoes. visit the locator to find a location near you. (c'mon...i know you have a closet full of wornout old soles...)
  • start your own shoe drive. check out this site for more information and easy instructions for conducting your own shoe drive.
  • donate - just $1 will put a pair of shoes on a child in need. you can't argue with that.

...so, next tuesday shoesday, i hope we all appreciate this everyday luxury just a little bit more...

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Michelle  – (June 1, 2010 at 7:21 PM)  

Thanks for the kudos, Love Vermont. I love, love, love your list of ways to celebrate National Barefoot Day/Week.

Lady Grey  – (June 1, 2010 at 10:42 PM)  

I love it! I didn't even know that National Barefoot Week existed!!

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