I have been struggling finding a new topic for this post and decided I will periodically have to stray from the focus on large companies and corporation to small ones who are doing great things. This brings us to the subject of Toms Shoes. It seems that when I am searching for corporate social responsibility stories, Toms Shoes keeps popping up. If you are unfamiliar with this company, please check out www.tomshoes.com. Started in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie, the business model is to give away a pair of shoes for every pair sold. A pretty lofty goal, but in September, Toms Shoes will give away their one millionth pair of shoes to a needy child somewhere in the world. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, awarded Toms Shoes with the 2009 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) for corporate social responsibility, innovation, exemplary practices, and democratic values worldwide. And for you vegetarians out there, Toms even produces vegan shoes…check them out and let me know what you think.