TOM's Founder talk about JFK Day

Blake Mycoskie Interview

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Blake Mycoskie, the Founder and Chief Shoe-Giver of TOMS, was asked to be the honorary chair of #JFKDAY of Service. TOMS was founded on the principles of creating a business that would help your fellow man. TOMS Shoes makes the promise that for every pair of TOMS purchased, TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need. Blake, a native Texan from Arlington, was eager to get involved with this wonderful service project. 

President Kennedy challenged the nation with his mantra, "ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." This message of service is embodied in the TOMS mission and Blake's company is the perfect example of a business doing more for the world. 

After that tragic day on November 22nd, 1963, Dallas was known as the city of hate. Now after 50 years, Dallas is one of the most philanthropic and welcoming cities in the world. JFK Day of Service pays tribute to the legacy of one of the world's greatest leaders and his mission of serving mankind.  

President Kennedy's legacy of service remains just as relevant today as it did back in 1963. The best way to honor JFK is to embody his legacy of service by going out and making an impact on your community. Service is something that puts life in perspective and helps us realize just how fortunate we are as Americans to have the freedoms we enjoy. 

Listen to Blake as he discusses how he got involved, why he believes that JFK Day of Service is so important, and President John F. Kennedy's impact on the TOMS organization.  

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