It’s my birthday!! So i’m giving the gift of education

In a few weeks it will be my 28th birthday (eek) and as has become my tradition, I do not ask for personal gifts but instead reach out to my loved ones for their generosity.

As many of you know, I’m a passionate supporter of the work of World Vision Australia and have enjoyed my recent work with them, but also my ongoing role as a Blog Ambassador. A group of us ambassadors have come together with the goal of each raising $2015 in 2015 to support vulnerable street kids in Tanzania with education, care and protection.

Meeting my sponsor child and his family in Tanzania in 2008

Meeting my sponsor child and his family in Tanzania in 2008

Tanzania is close to my heart and I truly believe that education is a gift that keeps on giving. I’m asking for just $20.15 (yes, do you see what I’ve done there wink emoticon ) In order to reach my goal of $2015. So if 100 people give $20.15, I’ll be there in no time. That’s 5% of my Facebook friends (yes, a lot, i know!)

So please help me in celebrating my upcoming birthday by donating to the children of Tanzania and giving them the gift of education.

THANKS and yay birthdays!!

You can donate here: 

Helping children like Lazaro to get an education in Tanzania is so close to my heart

Helping children like Lazaro to get an education in Tanzania is so close to my heart

More about the campaign here:

Join World Vision Blog Ambassadors’ $2015 in 2015 Challenge and support Tanzanian street kids with education, care and protection.

Financial hardship, family disintegration and abuse are driving more and more children to live alone on the streets in Morogoro, Tanzania. However life on the streets is dangerous and children have limited access to education, healthcare or income.

The Hope Street Children Project supports street kids in Morogoro with shelter, food, healthcare, education, counselling, and where possible reunites them with their families. Read more about the project on the World Vision Australia Blog.

Helping these gorgeous faces with the gift of education!!

Helping these gorgeous faces with the gift of education!!

TOMS: Great shoes and giving back

I’ve discovered Toms shoes and I can’t ever go back! I’d heard about Toms shoes for a long time but had never got myself around to buying these shoes and now I have I’m so happy. They are comfy and good looking shoes, but also give me the chance to give back.

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Of course rainbows were the only choice for me. I love rainbows and I see them everywhere. To see them in the Toms range, it was the easiest choice. They were a little tight at first but as the helpful sales assistant told me, they will stretch a little and now they fit like a glove. I wear them 3-4 days a week.


Now the important part! Toms is ethical fashion! Something that is becoming increasingly essential for me when looking at what I purchase. Toms make it easy. They are upfront about what they are doing with their shoes and how they are giving back around the world.

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“With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.”

You can pick them up from HYPE

You can pick them up from HYPE

“Our Giving Shoes are brand new and made for school and play. We provide multiple styles and offer a range of sizes to fit kids from toddlers to teens.”

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They also give water, safe births, sight and kindness. Learn more about how TOMS give back here: 

In 2013, TOMS committed to producing one third of our Giving Shoes in the regions where we give them. Local production helps to build industry and create jobs and sustainable futures.

Since committing to local production, TOMS has:

  • Created over 700 jobs in regions where we give
  • Produced over 8 million pairs of shoes in 5 countries
  • Employed an equal ratio of male to female workers

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So happy to be supporting TOMS and look forward to more purchases in the future.