TOMS' giving philosophy is to integrate our shoe giving into existing charitable programs for which shoes will play a complementary role, significantly increasing the impact of both our shoes and those programs. After determining need and impact, we hope to enter into long term, sustainable relationships with our partners. We have found this to be the most respectful and responsible way to give.Also, it seems that the model for "the way we give" includes in its core criteria: item #5
Organizational capabilities: Our minimum shipment quantity is approximately 50,000 pairs of shoes (in a 40 foot container). Organizations must also be registered NGOs in the country in which shoes will be given. Please note that TOMS does not cover duties, demurrage, port storage, and related fees, in the event that they are incurred.
|I think this is a shoe drop in South Africa source|
|children in Djati, Guinea Bissau|
Sooo, today I will allow myself to cry in my beer, but tomorrow I will be up and at it again!! I know it's a numbers game. One down, thousands more to go! After all, I still have the kindness and generosity of my readers.
Thanks for all you do!