Saturday, November 27, 2010

77kids Wish 4 Snow Charity Drive and Giveaway!


I had the privilege of being invited to a sneak peek at the new 77kids store at Ross Park Mall here in Pittsburgh last Saturday morning. 77kids is owned by American Eagle and focuses on kids from birth to size 14. The store is super hip and the clothes are super cute for little guys and gals! Good quality clothing and the best part I like is the adjustable waistband on the pants (especially since my little guy is extremely LONG and lean).

I was also impressed by the attention and warmth from the staff who were super friendly and helpful! The holiday window was very unique and included an interactive display where the kids can push a button and watch two birdies on skis race down a snowy mountain! The kid in me could stand there all day and play! There were also a couple touch screens inside that the kids could print pictures of themselves and do some digital doodling (I didn't get a chance to play with this myself but will have to go back sometime soon!)

The store was well-lit, clean, very well designed and had awesome creative signage--my background in graphic design and my love of typography were stimulated. They also had creative usage of the tags on some of the hats (they were 7's!) They also featured a goodie counter for the kids, large pillows to crash onto on the floor and a very nice family restroom toward the back of the store (VERY handy for diaper changing while wrestling with my squirmy toddler!)

With all this said, besides being an ├╝ber-hip, cool store they also have big hearts. You can help raise money for local children's hospitals by making your very own snowflake between today - December 14th! 77kids is asking for 100,000 snowflakes to be made so that they can donate an additional $25,000 to local children's hospitals, this particular store is donating to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. For every snowflake you make YOU (yes, you...that's who!) are entered to win gift cards (they are giving away one $77 gift card daily!) You can also score a chance to win a winter block party for you and 77 of your closest peeps! Making a snowflake takes about 2 minutes and the kids can have fun with this too!  It's a great and simple way to help them reach their 'blizzard' goal by making a difference for sick kids everywhere.



77kids is super sweet by offering a $50 gift card for me to give to one of you!  Submit your entries until 11:59 pm December 5th! I will contact the winner the following day and you'll have 48 hours to reply, if you do not reply I will have to move on to the next person on the list.

Here's how to enter:
Required for Entry - 
* Make a snowflake here and "like" 77kids on Facebook or Follow @77kids on Twitter. Leave a comment here telling me you created your snowflake and either "liked" or followed. INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR TWITTER NAME SO THAT I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN!


Bonus Entries - You'll get ONE EXTRA ENTRY for each of these below, just be sure to leave a separate comment for each of them noting what you did AND INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR TWITTER NAME!

*Tweet this:
"@LeahtheFoodie is Giving Away a $50 gift card to @77kids! http://bit.ly/gLLIDz #77kids "
Leave a comment here letting me know you Tweeted INCLUDE A LINK TO YOUR TWEET and EMAIL ADDRESS OR TWITTER NAME.


* Share your snowflake on Facebook. Leave a comment here letting me know you shared INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR TWITTER NAME.


* Follow Me with Google Friend Connect, leave a comment here letting me know you followed me INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR TWITTER NAME. (if you already have connected via GFC then just leave a comment stating this is the case)


* Follow Me on Twitter, leave a comment here letting me know you followed me INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR TWITTER NAME. (if you already have connected via Twitter then just leave a comment stating this is the case)


****I was compensated for this post. However, my thoughts and feelings on 77kids, their stores and their charity launch mentioned above are my own.****

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

we made paige's first snowflake and of course, we like 77kids!
amandakrampy@yahoo.com

Eve said...

Made a snowflake called pinkisses. liked them on twitter @shopgurl
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Eve said...

http://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/8990126440980480
tweet
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Eve said...

I shared my snowflake on facebook (evelyn D)

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Eve said...

gfc follower Eve
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Eve said...

follow you on twitter @shopgurl
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Anonymous said...

followed your blog
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Greta Wicks said...

HI! gretsa@hotmail.com made a snowflake and liked 77 kids on FB.

Rebecca said...

I like my snowflake! Fun! I like 77kids! Funner!

dirtydiaperlaundry.com said...

I created a snowflake with "happy holidays for all" as my wish. Follow @77kids on Twitter. @kimrosas

dirtydiaperlaundry.com said...

I follow @leahthefoodie on Twitter. @kimrosas

dirtydiaperlaundry.com said...

follow you on GFC
@kimrosas

Anne said...

I made a snowflake, and am a I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of 77 kids
ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/11409930984620032

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne said...

I follow on google friend connect
ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Deanna G. said...

I made a snowflake "Snowy" & I "like" 77kids on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/calidreamin87


(email in profile)

Deanna G. said...

Tweeted the message:

http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/11549189150347265

(email in profile)

Deanna G. said...

Shared my snowflake on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/calidreamin87/posts/177154082304111

(email in profile)

Deanna G. said...

I follow on GFC via Twitter.


(email in profile)

Deanna G. said...

I follow you on Twitter as "calidreamin87"