Of course I heart TOMS!

Seriously, I am a sucker for a company who helps others and TOMS has been doing it since they began with just shoes in 2006. As the company has imploded into popularity, they have adjusted the shoes they give away and create for us to help us expand our shoe collection. Their shoes for purchase vary in styles, color, and fabric. My favorite in my closet (I own over 10 pairs of TOMS) are the pink ballet flats I wore for my wedding day, the purple leather Jutti flats, my wedges, and the new slate Earthwise classics (I am a teacher and love TOMS for their all day wearability)! The shoes they give away are now more durable and relevant for the geography and climate of the shoe drop area. I would LOVE to join a shoe drop on day!!! My bestest friend was digging a well in Guatemala and TOMS just happened to be doing a shoe drop while they were there so she and her daughter had the privilege of handing out some shoes. Could you ever imagine a day without shoes? Well, try it on TOMS day without shoes and you will realize how privileged we are to have shoes.

Basically, TOMS has created a brilliant way for us to get and give. I am not sure why every company doesn’t incorporate a one-for-one business model or at least some form of giving back with every purchase.

TOMS now gives more than just shoes…. they also give sight, when you buy a pair of TOMS glasses, and water, when you purchase their coffee!!! Plus you can shop in their marketplace for artisanal products for everyone on your gift list.

Switch from your normal shopping place to somewhere, like TOMS, in which you can give to and support someone’s dream while you shop. Why not feel better about spending your money?

http://www.toms.com

the Mocha club and fashionABLE

Do you need or want a scarf, jewelry, tote, wallet, blanket, clutch, etc? If so shop at fashionABLE or the Mocha Club store! Purchase items which will add stares, compliments, and color to your wardrobe and house! Switch where you shop to support a cause!!!

The first companies I will promote are the Mocha club http://www.themochaclub.org and fashionABLE https://livefashionable.com. I can’t talk about one without the other since I had the pleasure of learning about and working with fashionABLE when I went to Africa on a humanitarian trip with the Mocha Club.

Mocha Club raises money through small to large donations to fund projects (clean water, education, economic freedom, orphan care and healthcare) in Africa. They suggest a donation of $7 or what you spend on your normal cup of coffee for a day/week/month. Their small suggested donation reminds you that you can help! Even if you are in high school or college, you can still give a small amount away and IT makes a difference!!!

The first time I heard about the Mocha Club I was home in Nashville, TN visiting family and friends. My friend took me to an art action. The artist had created all the painting pieces based on pictures from a trip with Mocha club. My eyes were captured by a painting of a tree. After looking at that painting for years, I went on a trip with Mocha Club. I learned “I need Africa more than Africa needs me” (a theme for the Mocha Club). The Mocha Club and fashionABLE were started by the same person, Barrett Ward, who saw paths he could maneuver to help others.

fashionABLE is making a difference in Africa by using fashion to able people in support themselves and their families. “They find business parterres who have fair wages and hiring practices for women and strengthen the.” When you purchase from fashionABLE you will be supporting women who are trying to make a better future for themselves and their family. Every item you purchase comes with a tag which tells you about the women who made the item and their story.  “Your purchase of fashionABLE product creates sustainable business in Africa”.

Why not shop where your dollar gives you a gift and supports someone too? Purchase something for yourself, a friend or family member at https://livefashionable.com or your support of the Mocha Club can create Clean Water, educate kids, provide economic freedom or orphan care or healthcare http://www.themochaclub.org .

Why switch?

Well, why not? If you could purchase the same quality or higher quality item while supporting a cause, why would you not?
My purpose for creating this page is my deep desire to help humanity. To make the world a better place. To help those who want a better life for themselves and their family achieve that goal. To make more smiles by helping people create the world in which we all live the best life possible. A life where we help and support one another in our goals and dreams.