Buena Vista University students hosted a barefoot walk event on April 10 in support of a national service project, “One Day Without Shoes,” to provide shoes for needy children. This was the first time BVU has been involved with this national effort.
Several BVU student organizations, including Student MOVE (Mobilizing Outreach and Volunteer Efforts), an organization that coordinates student service activities; Amnesty International; Human Performance Service Organization (HIPSO); Oxfam and Student Association of Social Workers collaborated to host the event. Many BVU students went shoeless for the entire day to bring awareness to the cause.
According to the TOMS Web site, “One Day Without Shoes is the day we raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life by going without shoes. Millions of children live without shoes. Many are exposed to injury and disease each day, and are not allowed to go to school without shoes.”