Friday, June 25, 2010

Buy Shoes, "Get a Pair Free"

I love these shoes! Not just because they're turquoise and cute, but because if you buy a pair of 
TOMS shoes... 
someone who needs a pair gets shoes too! I mean, it seems like there aren't many 2 for the price of 1 deals very often.... not to mention you can help change a child's life. If you ever find yourself thinking that your house isn't big enough (or if you're like me, thinking about how much you'd like to move from an apartment into a house some day) or you'd like a bigger bed to sleep in at night, remember that there are people in this world who don't even have a bed to sleep on... and sometimes they don't have a roof over their head either. Then you can do a small part (buy some shoes) to help others, and your problems don't really seem like big problems any more, do they?

If you've seen any of the pictures I've been posting on this blog lately, you'll come to the conclusion that I am a bit obsessed with turquoise... and it's not even a recent thing. I've always loved the color blue, and turquoise just reminds me of perfect waters... oh well, it's a safe obsession.

Here's a little info (straight from the TOMS website) about how it all started:

"In 2006 an American traveler, Blake Mycoskie, befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by caring TOMS customers."

I don't have a pair of Tom's shoes yet... but I don't know why I wouldn't get a pair. Maybe I can even talk Nate into sporting a pair too....? ;)

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