Crestview woman seeks votes to provide footwear for poor children

Yvonne Wood Crestview TOMS shoes mission

Yvonne Wood, of Crestview, holds her pair of TOMS shoes. The company’s corporate responsibility program, which involves donating a pair of canvas shoes for each pair purchased, informed her of an upcoming trip abroad to place footwear on needy children’s feet. She’s seeking votes for the mission trip.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11:23 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Yvonne Wood wants to give needy children abroad something many people take for granted: shoes on their feet.

The military spouse and mother of two seeks votes so she and others may provide footwear on behalf of TOMS Shoes, a charitable retailer.

The contest

The company, which donates a pair of shoes for each pair it sells, will send its top 50 “Ticket to Give” candidates to deliver new shoes to children abroad. The company — which has sent volunteers to Honduras, Argentina and Peru — reportedly has donated more than 2 million pairs of new shoes.

Wood hopes she’s among this year’s volunteers and humanitarian organizations aiding the effort.

"This is something I really want to be a part of," she said. "It would be an honor to work with them." 

Voting is underway and will end at midnight April 11, Wood said. You can vote for Wood’s entry at

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