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February 19, 2010

Group shows that ULM is "One Campus, One Heart"

The TOMS Shoes Campus Club at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will host a "One Campus, One Heart" event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 9 in the ULM Quad.

"TOMS Shoes is an organization that provides a free pair of shoes to an underprivileged child for every shoe purchased through them," Graduate Student and ULM TOMS Shoes Campus Club Leader Tricia Hawkins said. "Through their 'one for one' model, the group has donated more than 400,000 pairs of shoes to children in need."

Events include a "Style Your Sole" party, a charity shoe drive and a documentary on the organization. Free food will be available from local sponsors during the event.

Participants in the event can purchase their shoes at and receive five dollars off using promotional code CAMPUSULM. After using the code, participants' contact information goes into a drawing to win prizes.

The ULM community is encouraged to pre-purchase a pair of TOMS Shoes and bring them to the event for decorating. Paint, markers and other decorative accessories will be available for people to use on their shoes.

"The Style Your Sole Party is a great way to bring people together to express themselves and help children in need by customizing their own pair of TOMS canvas shoes," Hawkins said.

The public is also encouraged to bring old shoes for the philanthropy shoe drive going on during the event. Any shoes, from heels to flip-flops, are welcome.

The event will be held during ULM's Greek Week and is sponsored by the Office of Greek Life and the Kappa Phi art fraternity.

"The ULM Greek community is always looking for new ways to give back to our campus and local community," Keith Hembree, coordinator of Greek Life, said. "I am excited about the TOMS philanthropic event and encourage everyone to come do their part for the one for one movement."

For more information about the event contact Hawkins at 318-547-6291 or

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