Hundreds of bare feet joined Altar'd State Christian Stores in Knoxville today with one goal: to raise awareness on how some children in third world countries live.
To make their point, there was one rule. No one could wear shoes. People even took a mile walk.
It's part a nationwide event sponsored by TOMS shoes. For every pair of TOMS shoes purchased at Altar'd State, another pair will be bought for kids around the world that can't afford a pair of shoes.
"We just want to encourage our people, our consumers, our associates, whatever it may be, to make a difference in people's lives," says CEO Aaron Walters.
Walters also said Altar'd State is taking on another challenge. For every can of food you bring in, they will give a can of food to a local food bank.
And if you bring in three cans, you get ten percent off your purchase! They are located in the Turkey Creek shopping center in West Knox County.