Mary-Kate, Ashley Olsen Give Needy Children Some Functional New Footwear

07/27/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

The Row for TOMSDarren Yokota

Talk about happy feet! Children in Honduras were recently treated to one-on-one shoe fittings with designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who visited the Central American country to deliver footwear on behalf of TOMS. The actresses partnered with the charitable brand to create a limited-edition line of shoes through their label The Row; in celebration of the collaboration, they brought brand new pairs of TOMS’s everyday walking shoes to needy kids from three different communities outside the city of Tegucigalpa. The sisters were joined by a group of volunteers, and when they weren’t fitting feet, they visited classrooms and played soccer with the locals. “Having the opportunity to be a part of something so meaningful has made the collaboration with TOMS special to everyone at The Row,” Mary-Kate told WWD earlier this year. The TOMS + The Row shoes themselves, available in gray, black and plaid for $140-$150, are made of Italian wool and cashmere blends with lamb leather lining and black suede insoles. And just like TOMS’s everyday shoes, proceeds from sales of these cozy classics will benefit the greater good: for every pair of TOMS + The Row shoes sold, a child in need will receive a new pair of shoes. —Kate Hogan

The Row for TOMSDarren Yokota


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ElloisaT on

Only two pictures? Aww :(

Love them!

Guest on

Good for them! It is glad to hear of something good that these two girls have done. I don’t think they have had the easiest life, so finally being able to grow up a little bit and share their blessings & talents with others in need is pretty cool.

Lois on

For once,just once can one of the wealthy do something,adopt,help children in our own country that need it!

Don’t get me wrong what they are doing is wonderful but I’m just saying,we have kids here that need it too.

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Billie Taylor on

I love to read articles like this.
The Olsen twins are making a difference and putting smiles on the children faces. This is so wonderful!!! I wish all rich people would reach out to others. I am not rich, but I am always giving to others less fortunate than myself. I wish more movies stars and rich people would give to the poor instead of being selfish. Thank you Olsen twins!!!!
What a kind and loving heart you have.
God bless you.

Jennifer Rice on

While it is really nice to see that these girls realize the world des not revovle around them, I don’t think I can remember them ever doing anything for anyone else before. (If anyone can refute that- I’d listen) What are they trying to do, kep their image up? The have to have plenty of money. I am kind of shocked, I mean all the other times they hit the news, it is for something vapid and “socialite-y” (if that is even a word?)

Stacey on

This is awesome :-)

yikes on

Kudos to the the Olsen women. As a side not -their pics are the best pictures I have EVER seen of them – they look happy and normal. The clothes they have on are also the best I have ever seen them wear – they don’t look dowdy or costumey.

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