Shoes left behind as students support global poverty-awareness event

Posted on April 23, 2010

Megan Boate, BCom’12, looks on as Commerce students leave their shoes in bins outside their classroom during “One Day Without Shoes”. (Photo credit: Michael Lea/Kingston Whig Standard)
Megan Boate, BCom’12, looks on as Commerce students leave their shoes in bins outside their classroom during “One Day Without Shoes”. (Photo credit: Michael Lea/Kingston Whig Standard)

Commerce students walked the talk when they surrendered their shoes to help spread awareness about the impact a simple pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. Queen’s Advancing Canadian Entrpreneurship (QACE) conference organizers spear-headed the initiative, billed as “One Class Without Shoes”, as part of the global “One Day Without Shoes” campaign that attracted ¼ million people to similar events on April 8. This annual event supports Tom’s Shoes, a US-based company that donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair sold.

Visit onedaywithoutshoes.com for more information and to view photos from the global event.

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