All the assets you need to stop people in their tracks & kick off their shoes can be downloaded from the toolkit here…
Create portable rally signs to carry throughout the day:
1. Print or photocopy the facts on heavyweight paper
2. Purchase wooden stakes at a local hardware store
3. Glue or staple two sheets to each stake (because every good rally sign is double-sided!)
Create a simulation of terrain by creating “The Path Without Shoes.”
1. Cut a piece of canvas at a reasonable length for walked (at least 5ft)
2. Use the One Day Without Shoes logo from the toolkit and stencil it on both ends of the walkway
3. Place piles of pebbles, sand and gravel along the walkway
4. Attach the “The Path Without Shoes” poster to a stake and place it at the end of the walkway.
Build a pledge wall and display the facts:
1. Stack cardboard boxes to create a wall
2. Print and apply the fact signs, logos and pledge forms to the boxes using tape or glue. Place the yellow colored explanations under the facts posts for people to flip and learn.
3. Arrange facts on one side and pledge forms on the other.
Drape a fun and informative photo backdrop:
1. Hang various lines of string at different heights and lengths.
2. Print and clip fact signs and pledge forms to the strings using butterfly clips.
3. Don’t forget to provide a clipboard and pen with blank pledge forms for people to sign and hang.
Wear the message with DIY T-shirts:
1. Print the stencils on thick paper or cardstock (you can scale it larger in a copy machine)
2. Cut out the black areas with a straight-edge knife (be careful, please!)
3. Use fabric paint to stencil on shirts or other items. Design your shirt any way you like.
Piece together an illustrative and powerful photo banner (kind of like a mural…):
1. Print the tiled photos form the .PDF display files in the toolkit
2. Piece together appropriately (specific directions included)
3. Hang the backdrop in a high-traffic area and encourage participants to use it as the backdrop for photos.
Make your own Shoe Check to keep an eye out for people's shoes while they go without them:
1. Set up a table
2. Make a big sign that says “One Day Without Shoes Shoe Check”
3. Make numbered tags to give people to keep track of their shoes, asking people to leave their shoes while they go without and giving them the numbered tag that corresponds to their matching numbered tag. (Tags also included in the PDF)
Grab all the downloadable assets listed above & more here in the One Day Without Shoes event toolkit. See more detailed photos on the TOMS Facebook page, and feel free to post questions if you have them.
We hope you’re getting as pumped as we are! We’ll those toes on April 10th…