Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:
•A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.
•Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.
•Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential.
Information retrieved from: TOMS Shoes 2012
We, the undersigned, call on Nike, ADIDAS, and Puma shoe companies to use their resources to donate a shoe for every shoe that is bought.
The Rally the major shoe companies into donating a shoe for a shoe petition to Nike, ADIDAS, Puma was written by Teresa Farner and is in the category Health at GoPetition.