There are a few occasions when I will throw all caution to the wind and revert back into a child. A flash downpour when the weather is warm is one of those moments. You know the ones I am talking about?
On a sunny day when there is nothing but blue skies up above and suddenly there is loud crack and the clouds open up drenching everything in site. It’s consuming and freeing at the same time. It makes the air smell of what you imagine the colour “green” would smell like: fresh. It makes getting totally and utterly drenched almost like a passage into pure joy. The warm rain enveloping your body, running down your face, and hitting you with just enough force that you are reminded of the power of Mother Earth.
And then it is done, the darkness recedes and the sun once again comes back full force to dry up any evidence of the magical downpour that just cleaned your surroundings. Can you tell I love it?
Twenty years ago I was out in the rain barefoot but I am ready this year to take on the rain with my Roma Boots.
The Roma Boots Story
Roma Boots is the feel-good company to support right now. ‘Amor’ spelled backwards, Roma Boots was founded in 2010 by Romanian Samuel Bistrian. For every pair of boots that are purchased another pair is donated to a child in need. Originally the Roma ( the proper term for the gypsy people, who are generally a poor, marginalized population) were the recipients of the Roma Boots donations but over the years more than 50,000 boots have been donated to children in over 25 countries all over the world.
On top of the amazing one-for-one initiative, Roma Boots also donates 10% of sales back to the ROMA Foundation who’s mandate is to develop and build learning centers. Their goal of giving away 1 million boots by 2020 may seem large but it is within reach–one million boots, one million smiles.
Recently launched in Canada, Roma Boots have partnered with World Vision Canada to let us all know that we can help #givePovertyTheBoot
#GivingPovertyTheBoot Twitter Party
Celebrate Spring. We are #GivingPovertyTheBoot Twitter Party.
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 8:00pm ET
Hosts: @ShesConnected (asking questions) @RomaBootsCanada
Guests: @SamuelBistrian @WorldVisionCan
Moderators: @SimplyLindaBlog, @InfluentialMama, @ShesInfluential @BloggerWomen, @SherrieMae23, @HomewithAneta, @OlderMommyStill
Prizes: 5 pairs of Roma Boots
Anyone can participate in the Twitter Party but only Canadians excluding those in the province of Quebec can win prizes.
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