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My favorite social innovator is Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoegiver of TOMS shoes. Blake actually came down to visit my school a couple of weeks ago. I had been hearing quite a bit about him, but I never really knew the full story behind his idea. I heard him speak, and my friend and I were both awe inspired.
The reason I am so stricken by Blake's idea is because it is not only extremely noble, but it is sustainable. Blake has started a shoe company that provides a pair of shoes to a child in need for every shoe that is purchased. I find this to be an incredible innovation. Blake mentioned that he had enough money to begin with to donate a significant amount of shoes, but that would not have lasted long. After all, childrens' feet are always growing! This company allows him to keep giving shoes, and it motivates people to help. Not to mention, the shoes are very stylish (another motivating factor)!
I encourage anyone who reads this to give his website a visit at very least, and if pecuniarily possible, to purchase a pair of shoes. I guarantee that you will not regret it. I won't elaborate any more on Blake's idea, because I have no doubt that I will be referring to him often. According to Bill Gates, a business like Blake's will help save capitalism in the United States :DTOMS shoes.