Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2012 One Day Without Shoes event, the movement is still abuzz on social media and I’m glad to have been a part of the great cause. I’m also grateful to everyone who entered the *TOMS* giveaway here at Three 31. I wish I had something to give to each of you, but I’ve got good news for somebody.

The *WINNER* of the *TOMS* giveaway will receive a copy of Blake Mycoskie’s book, Start Something That Matters.

Pancua says:

I’d never heard of TOMS before I entered their giveaway for the Essie nail polish. After entering, I went to the website and read all about the company and their passion to get the movement out to as many people as possible. And if that was not enough, they have some really cute styles that I think hit just about every style out there. I think that is such an awesome idea.

Congratulations, Pancua ~ check your email for a note from me requesting your contact information. I’ll send your book first thing Monday morning.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Tomorrow is the day TOMS raises awareness about the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. For one day, lots ~ and I mean LOTS ~ of people around the world go barefoot for ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES. This movement is growing in popularity and the message is loud and clear: a child’s life can be saved with a pair of shoes.

Some people have already uploaded their promotional posters to TOMS.com. This is one of my favorites with homemade signs and 40 toes. They have pretty toes. Me? Not so much. Eeek!

I went without shoes in 2011. Now that I’m at school with a strict dress code, I can’t go barefoot. Instead, I will support ODWS by wearing my TOMS.

The reality is sad … millions of children do not have shoes and are exposed to injury and diseases, plus many are denied an education because they own no shoes.

During my trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, I learned that children must have the proper uniform and shoes before they can enroll for school. For many families, this is simply too much to afford.

TOMS shoes has a simple mission: One for One. It’s a genius concept that has proved its vitality. Chief shoe-giver (that’s a humble way of saying CEO) Blake Mycoskie wrote a book, Start Something That Matters (available on Amazon), and I was chosen to be a participant in his Books for Bloggers campaign. I received two copies of his book – one to read and keep in my personal collection and other to give away. One for One continues!

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To enter the giveaway, answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

What do you like most about TOMS?

Maybe you like the simplistic design of the shoes … or the mission behind the business … or you think Blake’s curly hair is super-duper-fan-tabulous. Whatever floats your boat about TOMS, share it and you’re automatically entered to win!

The Rules

One entry per person, please.

Winner will be selected at random and announced Friday, April 13 at 9:00pm.

Good luck and have a great week, Y’all!!!!

If you decide to participate in the TOMS event, visit OneDayWithoutShoes.com to get updates. Spreading awareness is easy, and changes lives.