It Takes Two: Mary-Kate and Ashley collaborate with TOMS [SLIDESHOW]

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Most celebrities partake in some form of philanthropy, and now it’s the Olsen twins’ turn. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen traveled to Honduras to do personal fittings and deliver shoes on behalf of TOMS footwear.

The actresses best remembered for their childhood portrayal of Michelle Tanner in “Full House” and video series “The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley” and “You’re Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley’s …” are collaborating with the footwear company whose mission is rooted in charity.

They have collaborated with the label to create a limited-edition shoe line called The Row, People magazine reports. And the twins rolled up their sleeves and flew to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to personally bring new shoes to needy kids at a school in the Central American nation.

Aside from delivering shoes, the girls visited classrooms and played soccer with the children. “Having the opportunity to be a part of something so meaningful has made the collaboration with TOMS special to everyone at The Row,” Mary-Kate told WWD.

Just like all TOMS shoes, for each pair of TOMS + The Row shoes sold, a second pair of shoes will go to a needy child.

From California to New York, college to rehab, and childhood to adulthood, the twins have come a long way since their “Full House” days. Take a look at the ever-changing pair through the years.

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  • Clad in their own TOMS, the twins did fittings for Honduran children.
  • The sisters collaborated with TOMS to create The Row.
  • The Olsen twins were born on June 13, 1986.  Ashley is two minutes older than Mary-Kate.
  • The pair didn't waste any time before delving into their acting careers.  They were cast for "Full House" at sixth months and began filming at nine.
  • "Full House" producers didn't want to publicize the fact that Michelle Tanner was played by twins, so the pair was credited as Mary Kate Ashley Olsen.
  • At age six, the twins became the youngest producers in history.
  • Continuing with success Mary-Kate and Ashley became the youngest self-made millionaires at ten-years-old.
  • The Olsens became accustomed to the red carpet and paparazzi at a young age.
  • The twins missed their prom to host SNL.
  • When they were 17 the sisters were rated 2003's 2nd hottest teen female stars.
  • At 17 CNN announced the twins' total financial worth was $150,000,000 for each. They also predicted the twins would be billionaires by 21.
  • In 2004, the twins got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; they are the first twins on the Walk.
  • As they go their separate ways, Mary-Kate has starred in TV shows, such as "Weeds," while Ashley started her own fashion company.