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October 25, 2013

TOMS | Birthday Week Giveaway!

When I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Johannesburg, South Africa in 2005, my view on poverty changed.  I saw so many things that families and children needed, but I also saw the genuine smiles on their faces because they didn’t know they needed these “things” that came to my mind.  However, one thing all of us knew that was needed were shoes.  I have a photo of a member of our team tracing the foot of one of the little boys we coached in soccer all week.  (We dubbed this little boy the South African American Idol because he was always singing and performing for us!  He was awesome!)  When the end of the week came, this team member brought with him to camp, dozens of shoes for kids that needed them.  It was an amazing sight to behold as he so freely gave his time (to trace these kids feet to try and match their shoe size) and his resources to buy shoes for these kids that needed them.

TOMS does an incredible job of not just providing shoes and now eye wear for children around the globe, but they do an amazing job of making people aware of this need… and bringing people in to help the cause.  They’ve grown and changed so much that they’re now producing their Giving Pairs (shoes that are given to children) in the countries where they’re giving them!  So not only are they giving one pair of shoes away for each pair purchased but they’re also creating jobs in the countries where they’re giving away the shoes!!!  Can you see my heart leaping at this news?!?

TOMS Giving Pairs


So, for today’s final birthday week giveaway, we’re going to send a pair of shoes to a child in need and help support a company that’s helping make a difference around the globe.  The winner will receive a pair of TOMS ballet flats (because they’re REALLY cute!), or a style of your choice.  This giveaway is ONLY happening today so you have until midnight to enter!

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And congrats to the winner of the fashionABLE scarf from Wednesday’s giveaway… Judith!!

  1. Mary Anna brown says:

    Happy Birthday Sabrina! I love keeping tabs on you through your blog!

  2. Joanna says:

    Love reading your posts this week about all the great companies out there. I’ll wanted a pair of TOMS for a while and I think I’d choose some fun red polka dots!

  3. Stephanie says:

    I love the ballet flats and I was just thinking I needed some new flats for work. Happy early Birthday!

  4. katie says:

    Best giveaway EVER!!!! I LOVE TOMs- I wore them to my wedding!! It truly is a great company with a great message and good products! I’ve been thinking of getting a pair of black glitters or black crochets to wear at wedding receptions because they’re so comfy!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sabrina! I hope its been a wonderful week!

  5. Amy says:

    I have yet to own a pair of Toms but had already decided this fall/winter was when I’d splurge to get some! I’d love to win them instead. Happy Birthday Sabrina!

  6. Alicia White says:

    I really do love the ballet flats! I would love to win these – I have flat feet and weddings have been a killer on my feet/back until I started wearing Toms! (seriously, I could run a marathon in them it seems!), would love to win this xo

  7. Cherise McClimans says:

    I love TOMS!!! I hope I win, my birthday is next Saturday it’d be a great present! haha I don’t really know how to pick a favorite because I like all of them lol, but I love the Purple Lina and Petal ballet flats :)

  8. happy early birthday Sabrina! this is such a sweet idea and I love that you picked TOMS! not only do
    they seem like a great company, their shoes are super comfy and are my go-tos for all the weddings :)

    happy happy birthday! big hugs :)

  9. Suzanne says:

    Happy birthday week! So good to see you last weekend.

  10. Dana says:

    Happy birthday!! I’ve been searching for a pair of ballet flats that are comfy and won’t leave me crying at the end of the wedding. Fingers crossed!!

  11. Natalie says:

    I love Toms and birthdays and parties!

  12. sabrina nohling says:

    This is awesome! Thanks !

  13. Brooke Petty says:

    I like orange toms of any kind.

  14. Bethanne Eads says:

    Happy birthday! The way you have chosen to give back…memorable. Never owned a pair of toms but everyone raves about them and I love what they do.

  15. Kristin Jensen says:

    Happy birthday Sabrina! You are so awesome to do this! :) I love toms and especially the ballet flats! Don’t have a pair yet but I’ve always wanted them! I like them all!

  16. Rachel Bowery says:

    YAY for a TOMS giveaway!! So great!! Happy early Birthday Sabrina!

  17. Amy Aaron says:

    You know a girl in SA needs some TOMS :)

  18. Ashley says:

    Happy Early Birthday! Love some TOMs and haven’t tried hte ballet flats yet.

  19. Kadie Freeman says:

    I love adorable flats, the red lina is particularly adorable! I love getting to know all these awesome sites and ministries during your birthday week :)

  20. Jill says:

    I only have Bobs… Would love to make a comparison ;) both great companies, thanks Sabrina!

  21. Kristen says:

    Happy birthday week! I love the classic style and am definitely ready for a new pair.

  22. rachel says:

    Sabrina — You are too sweet gifting during your birthday! and TOMS my first love :) I love them all and Ballet Flats would definitely round out my addiction :)

  23. Jaclyn Bohanan says:

    I’m not sure which I’d like, but I can figure it out! Thanks for being so generous:)

  24. shellie says:

    Happy birthday tomorrow.

  25. shellie says:

    I like the burlap alessandra!

  26. Lauren says:

    Happy Birthday!!! LOVE the ballet flats!!

  27. Erin DuBroc says:

    the brown Gisele look super cute and neutral! thanks again for the chance, what a fun week of giveaways!

  28. Anna P says:

    I love the Toms wedges! They’re the cutest!

  29. Jenn Davis says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  30. Emily McGowan says:

    I think my favorite are the brown chambray.

  31. Beth says:

    Your generosity is as inspiring as your photography!

  32. Sarah K says:

    It’s so hard to choose just one pair! I would have to go with the Desert Wedges (burgundy, burlap, chambray, or embroidered :P) although there are some super cute ballet flats and classics! Oh, and Happy Birthday!!!

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