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‘STYLE YOUR SOLE’ WITH BC STUDENTS

by | Jan 27, 2012

Bluefield College students are on a mission to help provide new shoes to underprivileged kids who need them. During a "Style Your Sole" party, Thursday, February 9, BC students will come together to decorate TOMS Shoes for needy kids.

TOMS Shoes launched its ministry in 2006 when American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and discovered they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes as a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need.

Committed to his “One for One” program, Mycoskie returned to Argentina later in 2006 with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers. Today, TOMS has given more than one million pairs of new shoes to children in need around the world, thanks to the generosity of customers.

Bluefield College students will add to that number with their “Style Your Soul” TOMS Shoes event on February 9. Local residents are invited to join the cause. The party begins at 7:30 p.m. inside the school’s Student Activities Center in Shott Hall.

“A ‘Style Your Sole’ party is where people come together to be creative and to decorate TOMS shoes for children in need,” said Jeremy Hardy, BC’s director of student activities. “We encourage the community to join us. It should be a fun and rewarding event.”

Students and local residents interested in participating in the “Style Your Sole” party should order a pair of plain white canvas TOMS shoes in advance by visiting the event web page or by visiting the TOMS Shoes web site at www.toms.com.

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