Today is A Day Without Dignity, a Good Intentions Are Not Enough campaign alternative to A Day Without Shoes, TOM’s shoes annual awareness campaign.
A Day Without Dignity is a counter-campaign to TOMS Shoes A Day Without Shoes “awareness raising campaign” (commercial). On or around April 5th – the same date as A Day Without Shoes – we’re asking aid workers, the diaspora, and people from areas that receive shoe drops and other forms of charity to speak up in blogs, on twitter, or at school.
You can read more and see the full list of posts from those taking part in the campaign here. There are some thoughtful posts, almost fifty so far, from all over the world and the web, go check them out.
Also, as an alternative to TOM’s, consider Sole Rebels.
Out of Ethiopia, the brain child of Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu (founder and current managing director), with aspirations of becoming the Nike of the African Continent. Not only does this company contribute the the economy there, it is a green company. The shoes made of of used tyres and decorated by local artists.
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu was selected as Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum, link