November 18, 2011
One for One™ model stresses social entrepreneurship
On a trip to Argentina in 2006, Blake Mycoskie saw extreme poverty and poor health conditions, as well as children walking without shoes. Wanting to help, he created TOMS – a for-profit shoe company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One™. Today, TOMS has given more than one million pairs of new shoes to children in need around the world.
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Candice Kislack, TOMS chief strategy and mission officer, will present the strategy and impact of the movement at the event “One for One: Building Communities One Step at a Time” at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 28, at the Polytechnic campus in the Cooley Ballrooms.
Presented by ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation and Changemaker Central @ ASU, the event is aimed at inspiring students to develop and cultivate creative ideas and solutions that will socially impact their local and global communities.
The event will open with a presentation by Tyler Eltringham, ASU student and CEO and founder of OneShot – an organization dedicated to providing meningococcal meningitis vaccinations to college students living in dormitories and university housing in a "One for One" model. For every vaccine administered stateside, one is donated to the meningitis belt of Africa.
“One for One: Building Communities One Step at a Time” is free and open to the public. Attendees who RSVP will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a pair of TOMS. Those who wear their TOMS to the event also will be entered to win other prizes. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://asuevents.asu.edu/one-one-building-communities-one-step-time
For more information on the One for One movement at TOMS, visit: http://www.toms.com/our-movement