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!
#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.
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.