Celebrate #GivingTuesday with World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts! (Giveaway)9:58 AM
Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? This 4th annual event, taking place on Dec. 1st, 2015, changes the focus of the season from stuffing our tummies and shopping for gifts for our families to changing the lives of others -- possibly even those we don't know!
Two of my favorite names World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts are working together to bring twice the change with your help! How? On this special day, every donation made by phone (1-888-511-6588) or online (Worldvisiongifts.org) to World Vision will be matched by Thirty-One Gifts with a tote bag, blanket, or other gift to women and girls in need around the world.
Why do women need these gifts? Volunteers in Burundi have been making good use of totes and bags to carry the things they need when doing work in impoverished areas. They can carry materials and supplies on their mission to educate and feed the hungry. There's a photo below showing how much a simple tote means to them!
I was blessed to receive one of the Thirty-One gifts totes, and it's been so fun to use! I keep it in my car, and it's become my "back-up" bag. I put an extra change of clothes in for the baby and the toddler, because .... well, accidents! This bag came in hand when we recently traveled out of state and BOTH the boys spilled juice on their clothes. I was able to take care of business with a trendy and durable bag that I just love so much!
This bag, the Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote, is similar to those being sent to women and girls around the world. It's a top-notch way to carry everything!
About World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts:
World Vision has done such a good job of empowering the powerless. If you're not familiar, they put out a catalog every holiday that lets you shop for good! With 100 ways to change lives (and I mean change them), it's easy to order the gift of education, clean water, job training, small business loan, or even a goat! Items are as affordable as $16 and have a lasting impact on the families and communities that receive them.
The bag I received from the Thirty-One Gives line gives back with a donation of 31 cents from every sale going to a philanthropic fund. It also delivers an inspiring message on the inside with encouraging words for women. For more information, visit their website at www.thirtyonegifts.com.
Wanna Win? Thirty-One Gifts has graciously offered the tote we reviewed for one lucky reader, and personalized embroidery is included! To be entered to win, just use this form below until November 30th at 11:59 pm EST. Open to U.S. addresses only, please.
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*Prizing and sample bag received to share this promotion. Opinions are my own.