We spend a lot of the holiday season looking for gifts for our loved ones, but sadly there are many people who are unable to afford special things for their family. What’s more, many people don’t even have access to some of the basic life necessities, including shoes to wear, adequate healthcare, and clean water. I’m constantly counting my blessings and thanking God for everything that I have, most importantly the health and safety of my family. One of my favorite companies, TOMS, has found a way to provide wonderful items that also benefit the community. I’m sure many of you know about the One for One campaign, but did you know TOMS reaches further than just shoes?
TOMS has really been such a leader in the community. They’ve paved the way for promoting gifts with purpose while encouraging the movement of socially conscious companies.
With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. Whether it’s the gift of sight with every eyewear purchase, clean water through their roasting company, or a safer birth for women and babies with every bag purchase, TOMS has created awareness for global issues that really matter in our world today. TOMS also has an incredible online Marketplace with apparel, home décor, accessories and more. All the brands that they feature give back in some way.
Along with TOMS, I want to wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season. I know everyone contributes in their own way but please consider gifting from TOMS and their One for One campaign this holiday season, knowing that someone will benefit greatly from the purchase. It’s a gift that will give twice, and then some!
photos by Valorie Darling