Styling Shoes for Charity
On Feb. 9 students decorated shoes for charity at the “Style Your Sole” event.
February 21, 2012
Bluefield College students gathered in the Student Activity Center Feb. 9 to decorate their TOMS and give to needy children for the “Style Your Sole” event.
All students who participated in the TOMS event were required to pay $35 for their pair of white TOMS to decorate.
SUB had tables set up in the SAC for students to sit at so they had room to decorate. But picking what to decorate with wouldn’t be easy. There were sequins, fabric paint, different materials, Sharpies, and glitter glue.
TOMS is a brand of shoes created by Blake Mycoskie in 2006 to help children in need of shoes. For every pair of TOMS sold, a pair is given away to a child in need.
The SAC was filled with students smiling and laughing. Many students said they were excited to be a part of something that was so fun and also helped children in need.
“I loved that what we did helped children less fortunate than us by giving them shoes,” said Morgan Taylor, a freshman at Bluefield College. “And the shoes were one of a kind, made for us,”
TOMS also has a website where you can pick from different styles and colors of TOMS shoes and eyeglasses. The style of shoe has grown so now you can choose from a wide range—from ballet flats, to boots, to the classic TOMS style.
The Bluefield students all had the classic TOMS style in white. Some shoes were covered in splatter paint, spray paint, fabric paint, and different materials. Some students even wrote inspirational quotes and Bible verses that meant something personal to them.
The next day, students were walking around Bluefield’s campus with their personalized pair of TOMS shoes.