For the second year in a row, I'll be starting my new year in Argentina on a Shoe Drop with family and friends. We will be headed to Misiones- the same region of the first Shoe Drop where we gave the first 10,000 pairs of shoes in 2006. Argentina is always such an energizing place for me: to be back in the same landscapes that surrounded me as I was developing the idea of TOMS; to eat the same incredible Argentine meals; to drive down the bumpy roads; to hang out with Alejo everyday; to see the smiles on the children's faces as they receive their shoes and I struggle to communicate with them in my broken Spanish. The Shoe Drop experience is the heart and soul of TOMS and we've made that experience accessible to not only our closet friends and family and our employees, but to everyone: Any TOMS fan who wants to personally give a pair of shoes to a child in need; any friend, mother, husband, sibling or colleague of a TOMS supporter who is seeking a life changing experience. I encourage you to look at taking part in a TOMS Shoe Drop.
We just released a few new dates for '09:
February 2 – 14, 2009
February 22 – 28, 2009
March 7 – 14, 2009
March 28 – April 4, 2009
April 18 – 25, 2009
You can learn more at FriendsofTOMS.org, and be sure to apply soon if you're interested in the February dates- these will for sure fill up quick!
Happy Holidays to all of you and your families,