Thursday, June 18, 2009

United We Serve

Yesterday I was honored to participate in something really inspiring. The White House just launched, a place for people to find out about service projects in their communities and share stories about projects they're already working on, and TOMS was part of the launch discussion. I can see this outlet being an awesome way for TOMS to share info about US Shoe Drops, and recruit volunteers in the future. Obama formally announced the United We Serve initiative yesterday, rallying Americans to help "lay a new foundation for growth by engaging in meaningful community service." Its great to know the administration recognizes TOMS as an agent for change, and we're excited to see Americans across the country have an accessible way to impact their communities.

Check out today and get involved. Ask your entire communities involved. Together we are making this world a better place!


jillhettinger said...

Blake! I just want to say that I am absolutely amazed by TOMS Shoes and everything you stand for. I am graduating from college in the spring, and then spending a year doing service work in Guatemala. And it is people like you that truly inspire me and keep me going. Thank you for everything you do, you have touched my heart more than you'll ever know.

Lyndsay(: said...

Dear Blake, My name is lyndsay and i'm fifteen years old. I have a church that I attend that have many people wanting to be missonaries as you are. I am just so inspired by you and I was wondering if you'd liketo share your story to my church. I appreciate all of the hope you've given to so many people. You are one great guy and I just want my church to take the first step that leads to bigger things as you did. I really really hope you get this. So if you could just email or call me ASAP, that would be great. My email address is and my cell number is 405-535-3186. Call any time, thank you so much. Sincerely, Lyndsay