Zendaya Partners with TOMS Shoes to Provide Shoes for Kids, Talks Being a “Symbol of Confidence” for Others

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Zendaya is really a class act, consistently using her platform to encourage others to be confident and strong, and shutting down any trolls along the way!

Now, the 19-year-old actress has partnered with TOMS Shoes for its annual One Day Without Shoes global awareness initiative, which encourages folks to use the hashtag #withoutshoes to help provide100,000 new pair of shoes to children in 10 different countries!

In general, Zendaya loves giving back and being an inspiration to others, especially the youth. “I feel like it’s really important for young people dealing with bullying to see a symbol of confidence,” she told PEOPLE. “Whether that be from me on social media or from someone in their family, I feel like that is really important to have someone that they can look to and know that confidence is possible. That’s why I do it.”

She added, “I like to use my platform for bigger things than just myself and things that I believe in and I feel very strongly about. This is one of those things. Just using my platform and the things that I love to help other people and bring more awareness to things that I feel like need it.”

I just love Zendaya’s confidence and generosity! She seems like she has such a good heart and is willing to discuss real topics that others may shy away from. At such a young age, she is already making a serious impact!

Image via TOMS

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