People lose their shoes for a good cause - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

People lose their shoes for a good cause

TOMS - One Day Without Shoes TOMS - One Day Without Shoes
TOMS - One Day Without Shoes TOMS - One Day Without Shoes

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - People gave their feet some freedom Tuesday for the "TOMS - One Day Without Shoes" event.

The event was put on to help bring awareness to children who go barefoot every day.

The event was celebrated with a march and a rally in Downtown Jonesboro.

Event coordinator, Sonny Dill said going without shoes was hard, but worth it.

"It's been difficult walking barefoot, you know, and it's just not to bring awareness to people on the street but actually make me look at myself to see how fortunate I am every day to have shoes on my feet because I've stepped on some things that haven't felt too great," Dill said.

Though the event is held nationwide, this was the first time Jonesboro residents coordinated an event.

Copyright 2011 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Jackson County Sheriff's Office investigating a homicide

    Jackson County Sheriff's Office investigating a homicide

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:58 PM EST2017-11-19 04:58:03 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 8:51 AM EST2017-11-19 13:51:37 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    JCSO Capt. Ricky Morales said deputies responded to a home in Campbell Station shortly after the comment was made. There they found a woman's body. Deputies are ruling it a homicide. 

    JCSO Capt. Ricky Morales said deputies responded to a home in Campbell Station shortly after the comment was made. There they found a woman's body. Deputies are ruling it a homicide. 

  • Osceola woman killed in Highway 14 crash

    Osceola woman killed in Highway 14 crash

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:28 PM EST2017-11-19 03:28:47 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:31 PM EST2017-11-19 03:31:39 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    An Osceola woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening, according to Arkansas State Police.

    An Osceola woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening, according to Arkansas State Police.

  • Teen drowns in Region 8 lake, authorities investigate

    Teen drowns in Region 8 lake, authorities investigate

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:49 PM EST2017-11-19 00:49:59 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:55 PM EST2017-11-19 00:55:56 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to the White County Sheriff’s Office, a teenager fell out of a boat at Bald Knob Lake and drowned.

    According to the White County Sheriff’s Office, a teenager fell out of a boat at Bald Knob Lake and drowned.

Powered by Frankly