During the first week of June, if you see your coworkers walking around barefoot, or a group of people walking down the street, all with naked feet, don’t feel like you’ve missed a new fashion trend. It’s all a part of Soles4Souls, an organization that donates new and gently worn shoes to people in need all over the world.

Jessica Simpson, who has a shoe line of her own, said about the organization, “It’s an honor to donate shoes to help Soles4Souls as they do incredible things for the less fortunate people in this world. I encourage everyone to lend support.”

June 1st will be National Barefoot Day, starting off a week of foot related festivities. On June 5th, for those in San Francisco, Stubhub and Ebay are hosting an event at the Hard Rock Cafe. People who bring in shoes to donate will get a free pair of U2 tickets for the show the next night. (Obviously, ticket supplies are limited so show up early.)

Even more celebs are getting involved by auctioning off their kicks. Style mavens like Sarah Jessica Parker, Elton John, Jessica Simpson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chelsea Handler, and Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian have all give up a pair of shoes to be auctioned off on Charitybuzz.

Since starting up in 2005, Soles4Souls has given out over 14 million shoes in 127 countries. Want to be a part of it? Find out how by visiting barefootweek.com.

Via Look to the Stars

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://outsmartwaste.com Robyn

    What an amazing way to give back! Where can i find out more info on how to help locally in my area? I live in Portland, Oregon so I am sure there must be local charities doing events. I will look into and post back!