Sunday, December 23, 2012

Giving Shoes and Sight to Those Who Need Them? Splendid!

Gifts that Give Back Suggestion #3: Toms

I know that I am late to the Toms party, but seriously, what a great company.  For those of you, who like me, live under a rock and don't already own a pair (or three) of Toms shoes, they've become a bit of a cultural phenomenon.

In addition to be comfortable, casual, and coming in some delightful colors, patterns, and GLITTER, Toms has a One for One program.  That means for every pair of shoes they sell, they give a pair of shoes to a child in need.

Toms also has a One for One program for sight!  For every pair of sunglasses they sell, they help one person receive proper eye care.  That could mean medical treatment, a pair of eyeglasses, or even sight-saving surgery.

Toms shoes are available for the kiddos as well as adults, so you can start teaching your kids early about giving back.  Most of the shoes on the website cost $54 for both adult men and women, with boots costing more, naturally.  They also sell some apparel and accessories as well.

If you’re interested in what Toms does and how they do it, check out their Giving Report.

As for me, Christmas is around the corner, but I know what is going on my birthday wish list

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