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UNI to host TOMS shoe-decorating event

October 22, 2012

Chavel Alley, residence life coordinator, UNI Campbell Hall, 319-273-2552,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Residence Hall Association (RHA) is giving students the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind pair of shoes while providing a pair of shoes to a child in need. Students will decorate their shoes from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 22, in the Commons Ballroom on the UNI campus.

The event is a part of RHA's TOMS community service project. The project involved selling pairs of TOMS shoes to UNI students, which students will have the chance to decorate at the upcoming event. TOMS shoes then provides a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes sold. More than 448 people are participating in the program, so an equal number of shoes have been donated as a result.

The event was created by RHA's Social Justice and Sustainability committee, and was their first major community service project.

For additional information, contact Chavel Alley at 319-273-2552 or