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Toms founder Blake Mycoskie recently sat down with the Independent, and he explains how starting his one-for-one shoe program was a pretty basic idea. "I was travelling in Argentina and I met some children that did not have shoes. And they specifically need shoes to go to school. But I didn't want to start a charity, because I felt like a charity is totally dependent on donations. And if the donations didn't come in, the kids wouldn't continue to get the shoes. Because they're going to need another pair, not just one pair, right?" [The Independent]