A Day Without Dignity: Counter-campaigning against TOMS Shoes

Saundra Schimmelpfennig over at Good Intentions Are Not Enough has declared today A Day Without Dignity. Here’s how she explains it:

A Day Without Dignity is a counter-campaign to TOMS Shoes A Day Without Shoes “awareness raising campaign” (commerial). On or around April 5th – the same date as A Day Without Shoes – we’re asking aid workers, the diaspora, and people from areas that receive shoe drops and other forms of charity to speak up in blogs, on twitter, or at school.

You can read more — and see the full list of posts from bloggers and others taking part in the campaign — here.

I don’t have much to add. Just wanted to help raise awareness, and to add one more voice to the chorus against the idea that simple handouts represent a real solution to poverty.