We recently had the pleasure of meeting some folks from an organization called
TOM shoes. The name of the organization means "Shoes for Tomorrow" and they have a really great idea for helping others. Apparently there's a dire need for shoes in Ethiopia due to a harmful chemical in the soil that's causing disease. The disease can be prevented by wearing shoes. So their plan is this; for every pair of shoes that they sell, they'll send a pair of shoes to Ethiopia to a person in need.
I really like their idea. It gives everyone who can afford a pair of shoes, the opportunity to make a direct, practical, and profound impact on the life of another. I'm sporting my TOMS shoes proudly.