Scads of people head out to the stores the Friday after Thanksgiving for huge savings and to stock up on holiday gifts, but we’ll be making a trip to Target a few weeks early on November 16th because the Target + TOMS collaboration rolls out that day. Every piece in the 50 item collection follows the TOMS credo of “One For One,” meaning every purchase will yield a donation of either a pair of shoes to a child in need, a blanket to the American or Canadian Red Cross or a week of meals through Feeding America or Food Banks Canada. The collection covers apparel for men, women, and children, and includes ponchos, sweatshirts, bracelets, beanies, scarves, jackets, t-shirts and hoodies that are great for cozying up during the winter months. Target + Toms also features numerous home items including blankets, mugs with inspiring messages, a frame, a candle, phone cases, and a journal.

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According to TOMS founder and visionary Blake Mycoskie, the company has donated more than 35 million pairs of shoes and 250,000 pairs of glasses since its inception in 2006. The holiday season is all about spreading the spirit and cheer, and we love the idea that we can get a head start on our own gift-giving list and help feed and keep others warm at the same time! The entire line is also affordably priced, with every piece under $50.00, and the clothing options are refreshingly wearable, featuring neutral colors and comfy, classic styles. Head on over to the Target website, where you can explore exactly how your purchases translate into blankets, shoes, and meals for those in need.

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