June 1 is National Go Barefoot Day, which was started in 2008 by Soles4Souls as a day to raise awareness and money for its charitable cause.
The organization is asking that you go barefoot and post a photo to social media today. For every dollar donated, the nonprofit will donate a new pair of shoes to a child in need.
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Today is National Go Barefoot Day! Kick off your shoes to raise awareness for the 400 MILLION children who don't have access to proper footwear. Snap a photo and leave it in the comments. Or, donate to help us provide shoes! Every $1 = 1 pair of shoes. Check the link in our bio for more info on how to give ❤️
“Most of us don’t give much thought to putting on shoes because we have not ever been forced to go without them,” Soles4Souls President and CEO Buddy Teaster said in a statement. “National Go Barefoot Day is a way to be more thoughtful about what it means to have a pair of good shoes. More importantly, it gives each of us a reason to reflect on how much harder life is without a pair. By thinking about the power of a pair of shoes, we hope you’ll put the shoes you no longer need to work to bring hope and opportunity to others around the world.”