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Can Toms Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie End America’s Gun Violence?

Blake Mycoskie, the Toms Shoes founder who has given away free footwear, eyewear and water to those in need, is taking on a new cause: gun violence.
For Mycoskie, who on Monday announced on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that his company will put considerable financial backing and social media power behind the initiative, it marks a radical shift in the company’s giving model.
While the company has been active in social issues since its founding in 2006 — for every product a consumer purchases, the company gives a similar item away — this is the first time the California firm has entered into the hotly debated issue of gun control.
But for Mycoskie, a serial entrepreneur, it was a necessary campaign — and one he believes other businesses will rally around.
“We are not just taking a stand to end gun violence together, but we are announcing an evolution to our giving model with a new platform for social change,” he told FN exclusively. “This move will allow us to continue to give shoes to children around the world, but also to make significant contributions to local organizations working to solve some of the biggest issues of our time. We are so

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