Christ Community United Methodist Church members have gone shoeless.
In support of One Day Without Shoes, members of the Van Buren church gathered Tuesday April 5 for a light supper and some shoeless stories. One Day Without Shoes, sponsored by TOMS shoes, sheds light onto the millions of children around the world who go shoeless everyday.
"This event was started a few years back and has been growing in popularity," said Rev. Dr. BJ Norrix of Christ Community. "It is important for those of us who are participating to not wear shoes today because we have never been without. [We] don't know what it feels like to go through a day having to watch every step, worry about not being able to go to school, or foot injuries and related health problems."
TOMS founder, Blake Mycoskie, started his shoe company with the unique idea that for every pair of shoes they sell, they will give a pair of shoes to a child who needs them. Through April of last year, TOMS had given away more than 600,000 pairs of shoes.
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