More Than Just Material

The holiday season is right around the corner, and I always like to take a step back around this time of year to appreciate the wonderful life I have. It’s easy to get caught up in petty day-to-day struggles, but when I take a step back and really think about all of the amazing opportunities that I have, I am thankful for my loved ones and everything I’ve been given in my life.
There are millions of other girls my age across the globe who don’t have it quite as easy as I do.  That’s why it is crucial for me to give back whenever I can. When I was searching for a new pair of glasses last year, I opted for a pair of Warby Parker frames. Warby Parker donates a portion of the proceeds of each pair of glasses sold to nonprofits dedicated to training men and women in developing nations to give basic eye exams and sell glasses to their communities at affordable prices. It’s pretty cool that the pair of frames I purchased also helped someone in need get access to their own glasses, right?

When I heard about the launch of TOMS for Target, I was thrilled at the idea of shopping for a cause. Starting November 16th, for every TOMS for Target limited edition gift purchased, Target is giving shoes, a blanket or meals to those in need. You can view the entire line of TOMS for Target here.

Are you planning on giving back this holiday season?

coat: J.Crew // glasses: warby parker
t-shirt: american eagle // jeans: madewell
boots: dv by dolce vita // necklace: baublebar
bag: south moon under

Compensation for this post was provided by Target via AOL Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target or AOL.

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