Today on the Chooze Blog we are featuring The Birthday Party Project! This awesome organization makes it their mission is to bring joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays!
Since January 2012, with the help of 2,300 birthday enthusiasts (volunteers), they have celebrated over 500 Birthdays & 4,000 kids have partied with them!
They are currently in the Dallas Fort Worth area, but have goals of strategic growth into new markets in 2014! They are growing fast!
The BPP makes it fun, and joyful to give back to others. One fun way is to #shareyourbirthday! You can create your own fundraising website, and ask friends and family to donate to the BPP in honor of your birthday! Or, you can ask guests to bring presents for The Birthday Party Project in addition to or instead of gifts for your guest of honor.
Here at Chooze, we make it easy for you to #choozecreativity! Our new fall collection includes two-sided backpacks and lunch boxes with a “color-me-in” side! Be sure to use permanent markers to ensure your beautiful creations stay put. Washable markers can run when you wash the lunch box.
Share your finished creations with us on fb.com/choozeshoes or Instagram @choozeshoes. #choozecreativity
This super fun summer DIY involves paint, water, and the outdoors! We love seeing kiddos have fun while getting creative, use the hashtag #ChoozeCreativity to share photos of your kiddos getting creative! Find more fantastic and inspiring kids art ideas on The Artful Parent + Lasso The Moon Blog.
Our new Jump mary janes have arrived and are ready to make you happy!
This sweet and sporty style features a newly designed, non-marking outsole built for versatility. Now available in several new mismatched prints.
Shown here: Jump in Blink prints. Durable vegan leather uppers that can easily be wiped clean. #choozeshoes #mismatchedonpurpose
Today on the Chooze blog we are shedding light on others who ‘Chooze To Give Back’, because we feel it’s far better to give, than to receive. We are featuring HALF UNITED an inspiring company founded by Carmin and Christian Black, a brother and sister duo that have found a way to help fight the war on hunger all over the world.
"Having started their business with only $200 these two turned a fledgling idea into a growing movement of men and women UNITING together to stop hunger in its tracks. HALF UNITED has given over 115 thousands meals to children since 2010."
We feel it’s our duty to help spread the joy of giving back, and celebrate others who do so. HALF UNITED gives HALF of all profits to feed children in need! To check out more about how Carmin + Christian are making a difference, visit www.halfunited.com
We love receiving emails from our customers, especially when they are full of kudos and feedback that fuels us to work hard and ensure that we are reaching our goal of inspiring kids with creativity and confidence. We just had to share this sweet exchange between a second grader and our founder, Sharon…
“Dear Chooze shoes,
My name is Terefech and I am in second grade. I have to do an inventors project for school. I picked the inventor of Chooze shoes. I like wearing Chooze shoes because they are different from other shoes.
In order to do my project, I need to know about the inventor’s life and how/why they invented their invention. I wanted to know if it would be possible to email with the inventor of Chooze shoes.
Thanks for your help,
This is one of the sweetest emails I have ever received! I am honored that you chose to do a project about me and CHOOZE shoes. I am happy to answer any questions you have via email or you can even feel free to call me if you would like to ask me your questions over the phone.
This is my email address and I’m happy to help!
Typed by the mother of my 3 kids.
“As a parent, I can’t begin to tell you how much it means that you responded personally. Chooze means so much to us as a family. Your company stands for everything that we are trying to teach our children. Terefech is adopted from Ethiopia. Your shoes allow her to be unique in so many ways and support the idea that we are all different but the same. Plus, everyone think she’s cool when she wears them and that really makes her feel really great. And like you say on your website, they do give her a great deal of confidence.
Here is Terefech’s finished project. We wanted to send a picture of her in her current favorite Chooze shoes! She had a great time presenting and I think she was really proud to have done something different!
We so appreciate you responding to her email and answering all of her questions!
We have always loved the company (for the shoes and your mission both for kids and women in poverty) and now even so much more!
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Proud to be a sponsor at this incredible event to thank Dallas area Art and Music teachers. Art educators are fueling creative minds and our future!
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Email photos of your kids’ creations to email@example.com - Foster creative confidence in the leaders of our future.
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