Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bloggers: Enter the Flippin’ Good Deeds Challenge from Flipflop Wines and Soles4Souls for a Chance to Win an International Trip!

I’ve been overseas to Japan and Europe where I loved experiencing the rich culture and diversity. However, I’ve always wanted to go on an international trip that could really make a difference in the lives of people who don’t have the same opportunities that we do. I recently found out about a wonderful program that gives bloggers an opportunity to take that kind of trip! It’s called the “flippin’ good deeds Challenge,” a program for bloggers to encourage their communities to clean out their closets and donate gently worn footwear. When bloggers collect as many shoes as they can and blog about their “flippin’ good deeds” and experiences from September 6 to November 15, 2011, they have the chance to win a trip for two on an international distribution trip!

This opportunity is the result of a collaboration between flipflip wines and Soles4Souls. Why collect shoes? Footwear is something that many of us take for granted, but it is a first step in helping people in impoverished areas live healthy, productive lives. Footwear can help eliminate the spread of diseases through the foot, as well as help children obtain an education -- as many schools have footwear requirements to attend.

So, how can you get involved and enter the contest? Getting started is simple! Click the button below to visit the site, check out the video and follow the three steps to get started!

[Email subscribers, please click on the title of this post to access the video online.]

To enter:
1. Sign up for the flippin’ good deeds Challenge and collect shoes! We’ll send you boxes and materials. All you need to do is collect shoes and send us your tally weekly! (To sign up, CLICK HERE and choose flippin’ good deeds Challenge in the pull down menu on the shoe drive sign-up page.)

2. Write a blog post about your shoe drive experiences and your “flippin’ good deeds.” You must include the key words “flippin’ good deeds” in the context of your post and incorporate a link to and

3. Complete the Blogger Donation Form and send your shoes to Soles4Souls! Check out the FAQs for ways to send your shoes to Soles4Souls.

Winner Selection:
The top 5 bloggers who collect the most shoes will be entered into the Final Round. A panel of judges will review the blog entries of the finalists, and the finalist with the best blog post about their “flippin’ good deeds” will win a trip for two (2) with Soles4Souls on an international mission trip of their choice (excluding Africa and India), where they will experience firsthand what it is like to provide a pair of shoes to someone in need. What a fantastic opportunity!

Also, stay tuned for my upcoming review of flipflop wines, as well as the book, Almost Isn’t Good Enough, by Wayne Elsey, the founder and CEO of Soles4Souls!


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