Sunday, December 18, 2011

Book Giveaway! Win a copy of "Start Something That Matters"

Here's your chance to win! Up for grabs is one of these:


It's "Start Something That Matters" - the new book by Blake Mycoskie, founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS. You can read my review and watch a video about the book on this previous post. For more info on the book, visit startsomethingthatmatters.com.

I think this book is really something special and will be a nice treat for someone who has a penchant for charity and desire to give back to the world. So to give this away, I first want to hear about some of the causes and needs that you're passionate about.

Basically, to win a copy of "Start Something That Matters" you need to name something that matters.

Here's how it'll work:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post.
2. Talk about a cause you support and leave some contact info for that charity or organization.

And if you want to go the extra mile, please share a link on Twitter and Facebook.



Entries must be in by January 1, 2012.

Sample comments:

One charity I support is Soles4Souls. They're doing great things by collecting shoes and giving them to people in need all over the world. You can read more about them at giveshoes.org

-or-

My church does a big food drive every year for our local food bank. Our church's website is enidfirstassembly.com and info on the food bank can be found at hornofplentyenid.org

It can be as simple as that. The charity can be local, national or global. And you should feel free to include more details and stories. You can even include dorky photos - like one of you ringing the bells for the Salvation Army.

I'll leave that up to you.

The rules: One winner will be chosen from eligible entries with the help of random.org. One entry per person. Eligible entries include those with the the proper information posted by January 1, 2012 no later than 11:59 p.m. Winner will be sent an email to the address used to post their comment and must respond within 36 hours. If there is no response after 36 hours, winner forfeits prize and a new winner will be selected at random. Anonymous comments or those without a valid email will not be eligible. You must have a shipping address within the United States to be eligible to win.

Good luck!

8 comments:

Kelly Tompkins said...

Sounds like a great book!

I'm a co-organizer of the 2nd Chance Dance, Enid's Grown Up Prom, a fundraiser for the United Way's bullying and suicide prevention program in Enid. www.GrownUpProm.com

I'm the co-creator of the Enid Park Project, designing and raising money to replace the playground equipment at Champlin Park. www.EnidParkProject.com

Have a good day!
Kelly Tompkins
kelly@BestDayStudio.com

ibmelodious said...

Hey everyone!

This is a great opportunity to tell about a cause that I believe in very strongly. You can read all about it in my blog. It may be shocking, but it comes from my heart. The link to my cause is in the blog.

http://ibmelodious.blogspot.com/2011/12/ponder-thisstand-for-silent.html

Melodie Lunday


P.S. Kelly Tompkins, this goes hand in hand with a cause you support. Maybe there's a way to put these two together! :)

Unknown said...

Choosing just one charity is so hard for me. I have such a heart for so many causing but Compassion International is the one I want to tell you about. Compassion International is your basic sponsor a kid in a foreign country that is facing so many problems we cannot even fathom. I sponsored Adam in an Aids affected area. He was three and his job was to go and get water for his family everyday. Then one Christmas I got a phone call and Adam had fallen into a well. He drowned that Christmas. I was heart broken. We had wrote letters, with help from a translator. However his sweet pictures didn't need a translator. Compassion International taught me that if you take a minute and learn someone's story that there is a connection. For only $38 a month I was helping Adam and his family, but for that money I got a relationship that changed my life.

www.compassion.com

jessrenae said...

Choosing just one charity is so hard for me. I have such a heart for so many causing but Compassion International is the one I want to tell you about. Compassion International is your basic sponsor a kid in a foreign country that is facing so many problems we cannot even fathom. I sponsored Adam in an Aids affected area. He was three and his job was to go and get water for his family everyday. Then one Christmas I got a phone call and Adam had fallen into a well. He drowned that Christmas. I was heart broken. We had wrote letters, with help from a translator. However his sweet pictures didn't need a translator. Compassion International taught me that if you take a minute and learn someone's story that there is a connection. For only $38 a month I was helping Adam and his family, but for that money I got a relationship that changed my life.

www.compassion.com

Stephanie delgado said...

I have always tried to support different organizations that support unborn babies. Its one of my life's passions. To speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Right now one such organization is Bound for Life. Its an offshoot of The Call. Started by Lou Engle.
Another one we've been supporting believe it or not is Amnesty International. Although though I don't support everything they stand I believe injustice is injustice whether or not the person is a believer or not.

Eric Castillo said...

Steph - Sounds like interesting stuff. Is there a website or somewhere people can find out more info on either organization?

And thanks everyone for the entries! I'll be drawing a random winner after the contest closes at midnight.

Stephanie delgado said...

Sorry the link is bound4life.com and the other one is amnestyusa.org.

Stephanie Delgado
smom.delgado@gmail.com

Eric Castillo said...

Thank you to all of you who entered! Your participation is truly appreciated. I enjoyed hearing all of the different causes you each support. I will be notifying the winner during the day!