Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hipster Helping

Every time I go to Mountain Stage, I am reminded just how non-hipster I am. And while I know mocking hipsters is pretty much de rigueur, I kind of wish I was one. Yeah, I know.

One of the quickest ways to becoming a hipster is by owning a pair of TOMS. Aside from their hipster awesomeness, this company is fantastic because for each pair of shoes you buy, they give a pair to a child in a developing nation who would otherwise go barefoot. Which makes them about the most wonderful pair of shoes you could own, right?'Toms Shoes at OhNo!Doom' photo (c) 2009, OhNo!Doom Collective Chicago - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Today at my friend Knox McCoy's blog, you can have a chance to win a pair of TOMS shoes. And it'll just cost you five bucks.

Why the five dollars? Because Knox is helping to raise money for some of his friends whose son was recently diagnosed with fanconi anemia. For every five dollars that you donate to their medical fund, you earn an entry into the drawing for a pair of TOMS.

There is just no down side to this. If you win, you get a kick-awesome pair of shoes and you've helped ease the financial burdens of a family who is dealing with a lot of emotional crap of realizing that their newborn son has a potentially life-threatening disease. If you don't win, you've helped ease the financial burdens of a family who is dealing with a lot of emotional crap of realizing that their newborn son has a potentially life-threatening disease.

If that sounds good to you, head over to Knox's blog now for the full details.

If you win and don't want to look like a hipster, let me know. I'm willing to make that sacrifice for you.

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