RESTORE Belize through TOMS Shoes has helped to put shoes on the feet of children in five out of Belize’s six districts. TOMS Shoes is a privately owned company whose goal is to improve lives. TOMS is making good on their commitment to not send shoes one time, but repeatedly as the children who use them grow.

In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in a village in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need.

We must say thank you to TOMS for giving these shoes which has brought warmth and dryness to over 37,000 students in various districts; namely Belize District, Cayo District, Stann Creek and Toledo District. Within three months we have distributed shoes to numerous preschools, primary schools, and secondary schools.

We have distributed to two schools in Stann Creek, twenty schools in Cayo, over ten schools in the Toledo District, and over forty schools in Belize district (rural and urban areas). RESTORE Belize’s TOMS Shoes distributors went to various villages, for instance, Silk Grass, Corazon Creek, Graham Creek, Jalacte, San Felipe, San Antonio, San Vicente, Santa Cruz, Santa Elena, Conejo Creek, Barranco, St. Matthew’s, Frank’s Eddy, More Tomorrow, Ontario, Roaring Creek, Teakettle, Camalote, Blackman Eddy, Unitedville, Biscayne, Burrell Boom, Crooked Tree, Sandhill, Hattieville, among others.

To learn more about TOMS, please visit: www.TOMS.com