Bengaluru, 7 Aug 2018: USA-based footwear manufacturer, TOMS has donated 2 Lakh shoes to Akshaya Patra beneficiaries in Bangalore, Karnataka, and Guwahati, Assam. In the first phase, shoes will be distributed to children from Class 1 to Class 10 in Government and Government-aided schools in Bangalore.
While traveling in Argentina in 2006, TOMS Founder, Mr. Blake Mycoskie witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes.
Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need, One for One. In the last five years, TOMS has distributed over 15 Lakh shoes to Akshaya Patra beneficiaries across India. Earlier this year, 35,000 shoes were distributed in Bangalore and 21,018 shoes in Guwahati.