Toms Shoes & Ewan McGregor Party for the Good Cause
Toms Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie, left, and Cheryl Tiegs at Go Campaign's Go Go Gala
Blake Mycoskie proves that doing good works can be a fun gig. In mid-November, Mycoskie was the chief VIP at a Neiman Marcus party in Dallas, which celebrated the Neiman debut of his footwear label, Toms Shoes. On Nov. 20, he was the guest of honor at nonprofit organization Go Campaign’s Go Go Gala fund-raiser. There he was feted by the likes of movie star Ewan McGregor and legendary supermodel Cheryl Tiegs at the nightclub Social Hollywood.
Mycoskie is an all-around cool guy, but the good times follow him for his mix of commerce and charity. His Santa Monica, Calif.-based Toms donates a pair of shoes to a child in a developing country for each pair of shoes it sells. Since it was founded in 2006, it has distributed more than 150,000 pairs of shoes to those in need. He’s also become a man-in-demand on the philanthropy circuit. At the Go Go Gala, he helped raise $300,000 for various projects to help needy children such as a kindergarten for HIV/AIDS-affected kids in the African country Tanzania. Party on, Blake!
Ewan McGregor and Go Campaign founder Scott Fifer