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Have I mentioned before how much I loooooooooove TOMS shoes?! Oh man, they're amazing. We have a ridiculous amount of TOMS at our house, including ones in corduroy, stone-washed denim, cotton and burlap.
|These are my most favorite TOMS though I bought them a size too small. Of course.|
|Aren't they cute on his teeny tiny feet?!|
and Laura got pink glitters and Molly got turquoise glitters.
|They started out VERY glittery but, as you can see, those are some very active kids my sister has and they've been in the mud and dirt just a feeeeeeew times. :)|
Side note: my reward for finishing graduate school is buying myself silver sparkle TOMS to wear during commencement. At this point, that's the only thing seeing me through. :)
One For One and, quite honestly, it's the main reason why I support this organization. Sure, the shoes are cute but you can buy shoes anywhere. But the fact that I can provide a much needed item for a child, simply by buying something I was already going to purchase, is just too good. Also, their mission, it strikes a very raw and personal place in my heart. During my first trip to Peru in 2002, a young boy at a homeless shelter in Lima where we were volunteering had a huge sore on his foot and was walking around without any shoes on. My sister asked him where his shoes were and we, ashamedly, said that he didn't have any. People, you really don't fully realize all that you have until you see a child, a child who has had no choice over his life circumstances, hurt and ashamed for not having what he "should". My sister gave him a clean pair of socks to wear and his eyes lit up... lit up like it was Christmas. So, I buy TOMS for that little boy and all like him who haven't had a choice for the lot they've been delt in life. And when I gift TOMS to others, I make sure they know they great mission they're helping to support.
TOMS just doesn't just sell shoes now but they sell clothes and eyeglasses- all with the One for One mission! Founder of TOMS , Blake Mycoskie, even wrote a book titled "Start Something that Matters" which is fan-freaking-tastic. And- guess what- TOMS sent me two copies of his book to give away on the blog! Sweet, eh?! :)
To enter a chance to win one of these two books:
- "Like" me and elna on Facebook and come back and tell me you did in a comment.
This give-away concludes at 11:59 in the evening EST (get your two entries in before then!) and two random winners will be selected and shared on the blog on Friday, April 20.
Thanks to TOMS for providing these give-aways for two of my lucky winners (note: I did not receive any perks or gifts from TOMS for hosting this give-away)! You guys are the bees knees! :)