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Mary-Kate, Ashley Olsen Give Needy Children Some Functional New Footwear

07/27/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

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Talk about happy feet! Children in Honduras were recently treated to one-on-one shoe fittings with designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who visited the Central American country to deliver footwear on behalf of TOMS. The actresses partnered with the charitable brand to create a limited-edition line of shoes through their label The Row; in celebration of the collaboration, they brought brand new pairs of TOMS’s everyday walking shoes to needy kids from three different communities outside the city of Tegucigalpa. The sisters were joined by a group of volunteers, and when they weren’t fitting feet, they visited classrooms and played soccer with the locals. “Having the opportunity to be a part of something so meaningful has made the collaboration with TOMS special to everyone at The Row,” Mary-Kate told WWD earlier this year. The TOMS + The Row shoes themselves, available in gray, black and plaid for $140-$150, are made of Italian wool and cashmere blends with lamb leather lining and black suede insoles. And just like TOMS’s everyday shoes, proceeds from sales of these cozy classics will benefit the greater good: for every pair of TOMS + The Row shoes sold, a child in need will receive a new pair of shoes. –Kate Hogan

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Gozzip.se - Allt om Kändisar, Blogg och Mode Designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Get a Warm Reception From Fashionable Fans in Texas | on

[...] they took a very special trip to Honduras on behalf of TOMS footwear. In partnership with TOMS Mary-Kate and Ashley traveled to South America giving away shoes to children and need. Their collaboration with TOMS doesn't stop there, MKO and [...]

Rose on

This is a nice thing they are doing but wait a minute we have some poor kids right here in the good ol USA that need help. Seems like everytime a good deed is done it is in another country rather then our own.

Styles in Fashion Fashion News Roundup: The Olsens Brought Toms to Honduras, Jane Pratt’s Exorbitant Speaking Fee and Australian Vogue‘s First Plus-Size Spread | Must Have Looks on

[...] The Olsens Gave Shoe Fittings in Central America: Mary-Kate and Ashley, who recently collaborated with Toms on a range of cashmere shoes, just took a trip with founder Blake Mycoskie to Honduras to personally give out shoes to needy kids in three different communities. Good for them! {People Style Watch} [...]

Fashion ModREn » Fashion News Roundup: The Olsens Brought Toms to Honduras, Jane Pratt’s Exorbitant Speaking Fee and Australian Vogue‘s First Plus-Size Spread on

[...] The Olsens Gave Shoe Fittings in Central America: Mary-Kate and Ashley, who recently collaborated with Toms on a range of cashmere shoes, just took a trip with founder Blake Mycoskie to Honduras to personally give out shoes to needy kids in three different communities. Good for them!{People Style Watch} [...]

david on

Why is this such a big deal? Has anyone ever thought these two twins are worth billions? Well they are, and now they are trying to clean up their image and collaborate with this sham of a company called “Toms”. Seriously people, Toms shoes cost maybe a good $3.50 cents to make, he then gives one to a child and profits a huge whopping difference. So no he is loaded off of this concept, how about a collaboration that matters. Why don’t the twins and Tom’s (AKA Blake) build some schools, provide housing, clothing, some food and water to really help. Everyone needs to look deeper into the real meaning of giving, and see the truth about this. It’s nothing more than a way to look nice while profiting from the cheap shoes, now made in sweatshops in China. So sad, if these individuals really did something that mattered with their money, that would be good news and a nice gesture. This is just a PR machine behind them.

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[...] – Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen joined TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie in Honduras to personally bring to children new pairs of shoes. [Source] [...]

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[...] 2. Olsen Twins flaunting their fashion while doing good. People.  [...]

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[...] 2. Olsen Twins flaunting their fashion while doing good. People.  [...]

WATCH: Mary-Kate, Ashley Olsen Visit Honduras for TOMS | Life Style on

[...] The photos were already moving, but the video really says it all. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen visited children outside of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, earlier this summer, delivering TOMS walking shoes to those in need. [...]

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Deliver Shoes to Children in Need - redcarpets.com on

[...] The photos were already moving, but the video really says it all. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen visited children outside of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, earlier this summer, delivering TOMS walking shoes to those in need. [...]

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