Toms Donates Shoes For Bare Feet Instagram Photos

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(PCM) Each year in May, L.A. based company Toms Shoes makes an interesting request of their supporters by asking them to spend one day going barefoot for their “One Day Without Shoes” campaign.  This year to expand on the campaign, Toms has jumped on the social media bandwagon and have incorporated Instagram into this year’s campaign.

The company is asking supporters to post images of  their bare feet on Instagram and hash tag them #withoutshoes. Toms Shoes will then donate a pair of shoes to a child in need for every image posted. The campaign is good for up to 1 million posts and is being used to raise awareness for children’s health and education.

The campaign will last from May 5-May 21 and is an extension from their normal procedure of donating a pair of shoes for every pair of shoes that is purchased. Also, this campaign is open to everyone, not just Tom’s customers, meaning that anyone can take a bare foot photo and post it on Instagram with the hash tag to help a child in need receive a brand new pair of shoes.

Toms Shoes was founded back in 2006 and since their formation have donated over 35 million pairs of shoes to children in need.

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Political Dancer Fights The Baltimore Violence

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(PCM) Many people are beginning to refer to 23-year old Dimitri Reeves as the first “political dancer”, as he has taken to the streets of Baltimore amidst all the riots and violence to bring about a message of peace using the power of music.

Reeves has been showcasing the powerful message behind the hit Michael Jackson song “Beat It”, but blasting it on a speaker and dancing in front of both police and protesters/rioters.

There have been several viral videos pop up online that showcase Reeves dancing away to the song and in away distracting those around him from the violence. In fact, Reeves was even caught busting his moves out on top vehicles and right in the middle of the street.

It seems that choosing “Beat It” as his song of choice was due to the message portrayed in the video for the song where singer Michael Jackson breaks up a fight for the use of unnecessary violence. Reeves says that his message is “Just think. It’s that simple.”

 

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Stanford University Offers Free Tuition For Under-Privileged Families

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(PCM) In a move to expand their current financial aid offering, Stanford University has announced that they will now be offering free tuition to students whose families make less that $125k per year.

The university claims that their main priority to make Stanford both affordable and accessible to the most talented students no matter what their financial circumstances. Although the tuition will be free to eligible students, there is one small loophole. The students must be able to contribute $5,000 towards their education costs using wages earned through part-time or summer jobs, unless they choose to borrow the funds.

Stanford claims that with the new programs in place for financial aid assistance, nearly 77% of their students are able to graduate debt free.  Costs for the university without financial assistance can cost upwards of $65,000 per year.

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“Price Is Right” Model Accidentally Gives Away A Brand New Car!

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(PCM) It is the dream of just about every contestant who appears on “Price Is Right” to be a big winner and walk away a brand new car, but to get one without even having to play the game … that is a dream come true!

A recent contestant named Andrea was attempting to guess the correct price for a car and at first guessed the incorrect price of $19,849. Then, “Price Is Right” model Manuela Abrelaez made an epic error and accidentally revealed the correct price of the brand-new Hyundai Sonata by removing the wrong tag.

Making light of the situation, “Price Is Right” host Drew Carey joked with the contestant “Congratulations! Manuela just gave you a new car! Way to go, Manuela!”

You can see the video below:

Manuela assured that the price was DEFINITELY right this time around!  Poor girl looked so embarrassed.  We just can’t figured out exactly what caused her to remove the second tag!

 

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Fan Uses Twitter To Score A Prom Date With An Eagles Player

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(PCM) High school senior Hannah Delmonte had her dreams come true when she managed to use her Twitter account to score a date to the prom with Eagles player Emmanuel Acho.

At first, Delmonte used her Instagram account to reach out to Acho with her proposal, he responded and issued her a bit of a challenge before accepting her date invitation. She was first asked to get 2,000 retweets on her request and then he upped the challenge to 10,000 retweets to secure the date.

Father Refuses To Give Up Baby Born With Downs Syndrome

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(PCM) Samuel Forrest, a New Zealand man living in Armenia, is making headlines after he refuses to give his newborn baby, born with Downs Syndrome, up for adoption.

When the child was born the doctor came out and said to Forrest, “There’s a real problem with your son” and then they took him back to see his son. Forrest responded to the doctor saying “He’s beautiful — he’s perfect and I’m absolutely keeping him”.

However, his Armenia wife had other ideas and informed Forrest that if he didn’t agree to put the baby up for adoption than she was going to leave him.  When he refused, the wife filed for divorce just one week after little Leo was born.

It seems that when a baby is born with Downs Syndrome in Armenia, the hospital gives parents the option right away of putting the baby up for adoption.  Forrests’ wife had already made that decision behind his back without first speaking with her husband.

In the country of Armenia, it is the social norm to be non-accepting of children born with certain birth defects and/or imperfections. The families often feel that an orphanage is a safe option for these children.  Hopefully with more awareness to these types of situations things can begin to change for the better in these areas of the world.

Even, the wife’s family was urging Forrest to put the child up for adoption and he was unfortunately no longer welcome in the family’s home.

Forrest who is a freelance business contractor will take baby Leo and move back in with his family who have agreed to help him out with raising the child.  He has also started a GoFundMe page to help raise some additional funds to assist with baby Leo’s care.

Forrest started out with a $60,000 target and has already well-surpassed that number garnering tons of supporters who were touched by this story across the globe.  Thus far Forrest has raised over $481,000! He plans to donate the additional funds received to help support abandoned children in Armenia and families with disabled children.

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