Years ago, friends introduced me to TOMS shoes. In fact, the student who has been boarding with us for the past four years owns several pairs of TOMS shoes. I love the #OneforOne philosophy. For every pair of shoes sold, a new pair is given to a child in need.
The #TOMSforTarget partnership (in collaboration with Foodbanks of Canada and Canadian Red Cross) is such a great initiative that helps Canadians in need!
For every limited edition TOMS + Target gift you buy, shoes, a blanket or meals will be given to those in need!
I love shopping, so the #TOMSforTarget initiative makes me feel good knowing that with every purchase, we are giving something to those in need of meals, shoes or blankets.
Hubby, Little One and I went to our local Target to pick up some TOMS + Target Limited Edition gifts!
We got a bunch of our Christmas shopping done AND with what we bought, we helped donate 4 pairs of shoes, 4 blankets, and 1 week of meals!
#TOMSforTarget Launch in L.A.!
I forgot to mention that Wendy (aka @mapsgirl) and I were invited as #VIPMom members to the #TOMSforTarget launch event in Los Angeles, California!
I have traveled all over Asia, South America, the Caribbean, Indonesia, Canada and the U.S., but I hadn’t had a chance to visit California until the #TOMSforTarget launch. To be honest, I didn’t want to come home! November should be that warm and sunny everywhere!
L.A, is a food lover’s paradise. We also did some touristy things. I crossed this off my bucket list…
With the anticipation of this exciting #TOMSforTarget launch, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I knew it was going to be special. I had no idea of how special it would be though!
Most social media events I attend, attendees receive swag bags filled with tons of gifts and items we may or may not put to use. What I absolutely loved (and found interesting and refreshing) about the #TOMSforTarget launch event was that attendees not only didn’t get swag bags filled with stuff, but attendees BOUGHT items! I know, it may sound like an odd thing to be excited about, so I’ll explain more.
Attendees of the launch, along with stars like Jessica Alba, Soleil Moon Fry, and Jennifer Garner went shopping at the event.
Food and beverages were provided, along with some fun craft-making stations for the kids. Guests were even able to get their photos taken in the #TogetherSweater!
We checked out the limited edition gift items before they hit Target stores in the United States and in Canada, and we bought some fabulous TOMS + Target items! This was the number of “gives” for the evening…
That’s right! 1398 items for those in need! Isn’t that incredible?
This is honestly “feel good” shopping. In case you weren’t aware of the One for One philosophy and how amazing Blake Mycoskie is, check out this video:
If you’re looking for gift items or a little something for yourself, TOMS + Target gifts are a great idea. I picked up a poncho for my sister-in-law, one for myself, coffee mugs for Little One’s teacher, hats, gloves/mitts, shoes for the family and more! Even my six year old is aware of the One for One philosophy and loves the idea of giving each time we buy something.
Thank you, Target Canada for including us in such a special event.
Victoria Ess says
What great gift ideas! I’ll miss having Target around this Christmas.
Jenn Andrews says
I did not know this, thank you for informing me. As long as they are comfy I will wear them.
Toms are FAB! I am so happy that Target is carrying them now. LOVE the photo of the giant sweater!
suzie m says
I was not aware of this but am very impressed by the scope of giving
Judy Cowan says
I will have to go check these products out at our local Target! Win-Win this time a year when you can buy a Christmas present and give back at the same time!
So true, Judy! I love that about this collaboration!
I don’t think I have a target anywhere near me, though it was nice of you to donate those clothes!
Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! I just checked yours out and I think you’re my new daily must-read!! 😀
I loved following along with you on your trip to LA. I hope that our Target still has some stock when I finally get a chance to get in – such a great cause.
Thanks, Pam!! Let me know if you do end up getting some of those TOMS items at Target! I want to know what you get! The items are all amazing! So well-made and great quality…and very affordable!
Paula H says
I absolutely love this collaboration! I went out and bought a shirt for my son and a scarf they were sold out of candles and picture frames at the store near me, i really love that this helps people in need right here in Canada!
Oh! Paula, the candles and picture frames were sold out here too!!
What a great idea! The items look great and I love that you are helping someone else at the same time. And your trip to Cali looks like such a fun time!
Jennifer (momvstheboys) says
I want to wear the together sweater with Jennifer Garner, just look at how close you were to her! Super cool to mingle with the stars at this fun event. Cali is on my travel bucket list too!