GIVEAWAY #5: Book by TOMS Shoes Founder

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Add this inspiring book, Start Something That Matters, to your personal library collection. The time is now to start pursuing your passions and making a difference in the world. As a parent we tend to lose ourselves in the mix of all things parenting. A lot of soul searching and rediscovery starts to happen. This book resonated with both my husband and I in a very special way. After reading it, the stories motivated us to really focus our hearts and time towards things that really matter to us.


Start Something That Matters is the story behind the one for one TOMS movement started by Blake Mycoskie. The TOMS philosophy is 1:1– with every pair of shoes sold, he gives a free pair to a child in need. We are personally a TOMS shoe wearing family. Blake now passes the movement on to you in this book by providing you with resources to find your authentic story and face your fears like a ninja warrior!

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With every Start Something That Matters book you purchase, a new children’s book will be provided to a child in need. What I love about TOMS is he makes giving so cool. You get to rock out in comfy stylish shoes, wear some nice sunglasses, get inspired to pursue your passion all while giving to others who need shoes, need access to books and need eyesight and vision care. Enter our giveaway below for your chance to win this book from TOMS chief shoe giver, Blake Mycoskie.


Family Sponge is giving away one Start Something That Matters book to one lucky reader. Here is what you have to do to qualify for this awesome giveaway:


STEP 1: LIKE Family Sponge on Facebook.

STEP 2: SUBSCRIBE to Family Sponge.

STEP 3: SHARE this giveaway on your own Facebook page


SUBMIT: Please comment below this post letting us know you did these three steps. That is how you will be entered in the giveaway. If you already like, follow or subscribe to Family Sponge, just let us know in the comments.


For additional chances to win: Comment on an additional article, share an additional article on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter. Post each optional entry as a separate comment to increase your chances to win.


#1: Organic Kids Shirt: Enter here
#2: Go Green Lunch Box: Enter here
#3: Mason Jar Lids and Eco-friendly Straws: Enter here
#4: All Wood Children’s Game: Enter here
#5: TOMS book:Enter here
#6: Thirty One Thermal Lunch Tote: Enter here
#7: Personalized Kids Placemat: Enter here
#8: Tee for a Cause: Enter here
#9: Recyle It! Game: Enter here
#10: Custom Chore Chart: Enter here

* This giveaway ends Feb 19, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. For more information about Things We Love giveaways, click here.

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30 Responses to GIVEAWAY #5: Book by TOMS Shoes Founder

  1. autumn kelly February 9, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    I Liked, Subscribed and Shared. Thanks .

  2. Shauna B February 9, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    Done done and done!! 🙂

  3. Catie Young February 9, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Done! These giveaways are great! 🙂

  4. kirsten February 9, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Done and done! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Kellie February 9, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Done. Thanks!

  6. Penelope Costanzo February 9, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Done thanks

  7. alena svetelska February 9, 2012 at 11:37 am #


  8. George Sellner February 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    This is a great give away! Just finished the book and it’s inspired me to start something that’s been on the back of my mind for a year:)

    • familysponge February 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

      That’s so awesome to hear— it’s incredible when something inspires you to push yourself and reach out to the world. —Jen

  9. Jasmine Carr-Edmond February 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Liked, subscribed and shared! 🙂

  10. Popo Joy February 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    I did the 3 steps and love Family Sponge too!

  11. Caitie McMillan February 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Check. Check. CHECK!!!

  12. jill hunziker February 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    shared it!

  13. Sharol.M February 10, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Like, Subscribed and Shared!

  14. Kelly Marceau February 11, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    like the family sponge on Fb under straw berry

  15. Brea February 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Liked, subscribed, and shared! 🙂

  16. Vanessa Dalton February 13, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    I did all 3 things!

  17. Darlene Arnold February 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    I did all three things. Thanks for doing this!

  18. Darlene Arnold February 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    I already follow you on twitter as Summersorbet123

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  21. Claire Butler February 15, 2012 at 3:37 am #

    ALL DONE FB name : Claire Bbdiva Butler
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  22. christina obrien February 15, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Done, done, done. Thanks bunches!

  23. Victoria Langley February 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Done all three Torz Langley on fb


  24. Victoria Langley February 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    follow on twitter @torialou78 xx

  25. Becca Aubertin February 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Liked, Subscribed and Shared.
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  26. Becca Aubertin February 16, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    Following on Twitter as BeccaAub

  27. Ro'Chele A February 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Fan on FB, e-mail subscriber, and shared!

  28. Ro'Chele A February 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Twitter follower also! (@away_giver)

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