This is how an average text message conversation usually goes these days between myself and my husband James.
James – “You at home?
Me – “No, why?”
James – “You at Target?”
Me – “Why do you assume I’m always at Target?”
James – “Are you at Target?”
Me – Pause “Yes.”
Ever since Target arrived in Canada and approximately 10 minutes away from our home, James has pretty much called it “my second house” because I am there so often. I looked around our home this past week and it occurred to me that at least the last dozen purchases I had made for our home decor and my kids clothing were all from Target. We also recently just attended Target’s Fashion show which I have to tell you about in an upcoming post.
Needless to say I am very happy to have them finally here in Canada. So when I found about Target’s seriously amazing collaboration with TOMS I had to share the news because this is such a great idea.
TOMS was founded back in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie who came up with the idea to start a shoe company where for every pair of shoes he sold, he would provide a new pair of shoes free to the shoeless children of Argentina. The business model is now known as One for One and quickly turned into a global movement that since it’s inception has provided over 35 million pairs shoes to children in need. Soon after the success of TOMS shoes, Blake developed TOMS Eyewear, where for every pair of TOMS eyewear purchased, TOMS would help give sight to a person in need again applying the One for One model.
On November 16th of this year, Target is proudly launching a Limited Edition Collection co-designed by TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie.
For every TOMS for Target gift you buy, Target is giving shoes, a blanket or a meal to those in need. Each product will showcase its corresponding donations so you can see who your purchase will help including North America-based charities American Red Cross Disaster Relief, Canadian Red Cross, Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.
And the collection is gorgeous! These are some of my favourites items from it including candles, mugs, notebooks, t-shirts, blankets, knits, bags and of course TOMS shoes.
To preview more of the TOMS collection visit Target’s What’s In Store page.
Or better go see it in person. Perhaps with a Gift Card to get you started on some Holiday shopping with a really great cause.
Target and myself are giving one lucky reader a chance to win a $100 Gift Card to Target. Enter in the Rafflecopter below and Good Luck!
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Contest is open to Canadian residents only over the age of 18 and runs until midnight Thurs Nov 13th, 2014