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“Buy One, Give One” Comforter Donation Program to Benefit Homeless Children

The Company Store today announced the launch of a Buy One, Give One Comforter Donation Program to benefit homeless children across the country.  With this initiative, The Company Store will donate a new comforter to a homeless child with every comforter purchased from their web site or catalog. As the children transition from temporary to more permanent housing, the children will be able to take their new comforters with them to their new home.

“We’re pleased to partner with charities nationwide on such a vital initiative,” says Dennis Warner, Chief Marketing Officer of The Company Store.  “There are a significant number of homeless children in this country who do not sleep in their own home, in their own bedroom.  The Company Store is committed to bringing some comfort to these children in need.”

According to The National Center on Family Homelessness (, families with young children comprise a staggering 34% of America’s homeless population.  In a given year, 1 in 50 American children is homeless, affecting over 1.5 million children across the country and jeopardizing their health and well-being on a daily basis.  Numerous charitable organizations work tirelessly to provide relief and shelter to homeless families, and The Company Store has pledged to aid their efforts.

“Day in and day out, these groups work to deliver services and care to families until they can get into permanent housing.  We hope that the donated comforters will raise the spirits of thousands of children and their families as they work to rebuild their lives.” says Dennis Warner, CMO of The Company Store.

This is a Press Post that was provided by The Company Store

Is Comfortable Enough to Get By?

When I think of comfort shoes I think of Crocs. They have made it well known that while their shoes aren’t the prettiest around they are some of the most comfortable. My kids had Croc Bands over the summer and literally wore them out because they were all they wanted to wear. I have a pair of black flip flops that are my go-to’s in warm weather.

Recently Crocs released Crocs Tone shoes; where comfort meets toning. This toning shoe is an innovative shoe that is meant to stimulate muscles to enhance muscle tone. I started out with the Skylar Flat. At first the shoe was fine, not the most flattering but cushiony. After a few minutes the shoes started rubbing my feet wrong. I tried again the next day and I had the same uncomfortable feeling. The shoe fit lengthwise but the top edge felt too snug. Crocs was gracious enough to send me the Skylar Clog, the un-prettiest member of the Crocs family. I was happy I at least got brown. I wore them and had no discomfort. There was a hollow feeling under my toes but I thought that had something to do with the toning properties.

I’ve been wearing these off and on for about a month and while I don’t notice a difference in my butt or thighs I do know they are comfortable shoes, not as ugly as I once thought and something I would recommend to others. In fact the original Crocs Tones I received were given to my sister’s SIL who is pregnant. She loves them, has no problems with the rubbing either.

Like all Crocs shoes the Tone’s are made with a lightweight croslite™ footbed which provides all-day comfort. The sculpted sole creates a rocking effect which is supposed to make you use those key muscles to create the toning effect. The insole is all bumpy which is supposed to provide a massage like sensation; with socks on you lose some of that bumpy goodness.

Check them out for yourself in a retailer nearby. I think to enhance my Crocs Tones experience I’m going to add Jibbitz. Rob might be totally embarrassed but why not jazz them up a bit.

2010 Ford Taurus Test Drive Opportunity

Last week we received the 2010 Ford Taurus SEL for review from Ford Motor Company to be Ford Bloggers. We are Ford lovers to begin with and in the past we owned a 2002 Ford Taurus but traded it in for a Ford Freestar minivan because we needed the space. We loved our Taurus but we also love our Ford minivan.
I was sad a few years ago when Ford announced they were no longer going to be producing the Taurus because I felt it was a great family car and it had a five star crash rating and to me that is the most important feature of any car. After a few years they came back with the redesigned Taurus and left me tell you they didn’t disappoint. When I can home the first day the car was delivered to my house I was wowed. It looked sharp with a very sleek and sporty look. The interior was totally redesigned with the driver in mind. When sitting in the driver’s seat I felt like I was in the cockpit of a airplane. All of the controls are within reach which makes for a very comfortable trip.

The Taurus I had for review had leather interior with duel front heated seats, cruise control, Microsoft Sync, Sirius Radio, rear backup camera and the list goes on and on. Check out my video below and our hashtag on Twitter #fordtestdrive for a firsthand look at the vehicle that we got to test drive for the week.

If you are in the market for a new vehicle that you will be excited to drive everyday check out Ford and give the Taurus a drive. You will be happy you did and you will never look back.

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2010 Ford Taurus – Awesome Car!

Today the 2010 Blue Steel Ford Taurus we are reviewing was delivered to the house and let me tell you I was very excited.  As soon as I got home from work the first thing I wanted to do was take the car for a test drive but we needed to eat dinner first.  After dinner we hopped in the Taurus and headed to Cold Stone for some ice cream.

Today we are heading to Washington, D.C to attend the Smithsonian 44th annual Kite Festival and will get to really test drive the car.  We are really excited to see how it treats us on our trip but from I can see so far it should do just fine.

Ford’s are not new to us as we are already Ford lovers.  We own a 05 Freestar and have owned a Taurus in the past.  I would love to get rid of my 07 Chevy HHR and replace it with the Taurus I am driving right now.

We will be doing more posts about the car and our adventures we take in it.

Stay tuned.

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.