Tiny Toes, a children’s boutique in Bel Air, is celebrating their 10th Anniversary in a BIG WAY. 

By giving back to the community that’s supported them for the last decade.

“As we thought about our tenth anniversary, we didn’t want to do just another sale. We wanted to make it bigger, part of the community,” said Karen Jacobs, who co-owns Tiny Toes with her mother Tiny Lewis. 

On July 25th, homeless youth living at Harford Family House will be given a special VIP shopping coupon, designed by WCM’s Grace Callwood and Erin Acerno, both 11 years old. Each shopper will be able to get a brand new back-to-school outfit from Tiny Toes (or, if children are larger than sizes Tiny Toes carries, through Threads of Hope) and school supplies donated by the community.

“The reality is that Tiny Toes focuses on unique clothing and gifts; items designed to make the recipient feel special,” said Karen. “We wanted to share that with children who might not regularly have the opportunity to come shop, pick out whatever they want, and be treated to a special shopping experience.”

But they didn’t pick just any charity. They picked one that specifically helps children — and is run by other kids. The We Cancerve Movement (WCM).

Grace Callwood - (cool) progeny

Grace Callwood, a rising sixth grade student, is founder of the We Cancerve Movement. (Photo by Helena Coutinho of Sunnyday Studio)

WCM is a nonprofit organization that creates giving opportunities that can be supported by the community to bring happiness to homeless, sick and foster children. WCM was founded in 2011 by Grace E. G. Callwood, when she was a pediatric oncology patient.  Grace completed chemotherapy in April 2014 and remains cancer free.

If you’d like to donate school supplies, you can drop them off at Lavish Day Spa or Tiny Toes now through July 24th. They’ll also be collecting supplies at Thursday’s outdoor movie in Shamrock Park.

 

Featured Image: Tina Lewis and Karen Jacobs, co-owners of Tiny Toes, a downtown Bel Air children’s boutique. (Photo by Lindsay Parks of Lindsay Parks Photography)