The Olsen Twins Travel to Honduras to Donate TOMS Shoes – BlackBook

Posted: July 30, 2011 in Uncategorized
Natalie Alcala

July 29, 2011

The Olsen Twins Travel to Honduras to Donate TOMS Shoes

Even as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are busy running a CFDA-nominated high-fashion line, they manage to make time for collaborations across the price spectrum. Their latest pairing was with philanthropic footwear line TOMS to debut a limited-edition collection of cashmere and merino wool espadrilles. To prove that they’re just as passionate about giving back as they are about $39,000 crocodile backpacks, the Olsens recently headed to Honduras to hand-deliver TOMS shoes to children in need. Because every kid needs a pair of cashmere slippers, right?

The Telegraph reports that the girls joined TOMS founder Blake Mcoyskie to honor the footwear brand’s “One for One” movement, which provides an impoverished child with a pair of shoes for every pair purchased. While the shoes distributed were most likely not from their TOMS collaboration (those are $150 a pop, after all), we still think breaking away from their billion-dollar bubble to meet these kids was a pretty cool move.

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