Friday, February 20, 2009

the friday philanthropist

this week goes out to velia who suggested that service comes from the sole. incorporated in 2006, toms shoes is your typical 21st-century footwear manufacturer, complete with nationwide retailers and online shopping. well, almost typical.

friends of toms, a 501(c)(3) affiliate, allows the company to keep its "one for one" promise: every pair of shoes you buy, toms provides a pair of shoes to a child in need. last october, founder blake mycoskie wrote about his most recent efforts in the huffington post.

buying shoes just isn't your thing? the friends of toms website (mentioned above) provides several suggestions for local and global volunteers.

have a favorite nonprofit? caught wind of a fresh idea? please email me your suggestions for the friday philanthropist at

'til the next time...

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

do i have a favorit charity?! really???