On April 26th of this year, Sweet Pea’s Boutique in Carrollton participated in a nationwide event/contest called TOMS One Day Without Shoes. The store winner of the national contest would have a chance to bring TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie to their town. Sweet Pea’s accomplished their task and WON! Today, December 6th, Blake visited and spoke to an invited guest list of 100 participants about his personal journey. With each sold pair of shoes, TOMS gives another pair to someone in need. TOMS all started with a trip to Argentina where Blake went to just unplug from the world. He never thought that something this big would happen. Over the last few years TOMS has given 10 million shoes away to needy kids and families all around the world. Many in the crowd today at Sweet Pea’s were so moved by his inspirational story that some tears appeared. Having traveled to Argentina myself on various mission trips in the past, I was personally touched by Blake’s words. For more information on Blake and his mission please click here. Congratulations to Sweet Pea’s on their success! A big thank you as well to the Times-Georgian who allowed us to use two of their images from today.