Edit: The giveaway has ended and the winner announced here. Thank you so much for entering, and for your thoughtful comments!

 

This week, I was thrilled to get a message on Facebook from a great friend, offering to personally sponsor a giveaway for us. I have had several people offering to sell here at Let’s Do Some Good Today, but just giving away something to one of you? Something that promotes an excellent cause? I was thrilled, and I hope you will be, too. I’ll let her explain it to you in her own words. Thank you SO much, Amber!

My name is Amber.  I have been a friend of Kimbers for many years.  More recently I have become a follower of her blog.  Even more recently than that I became an independent consultant with Thirty-OneWith Thirty-One we have a mission is to celebrate, encourage, and reward. Thirty-One has a charity called 31 Gives . We work with Girl Talk and Ronald McDonald House. We have special products that a portion goes directly to help and encourage others. I would like to reward a reader with one such product. 

-31 Gives- Giveaway
The U R U Collection is synonymous with the Gives mission to celebrate others for who they are, giving them the support and self-esteem needed to lead a purposeful, thriving life. Each product is personalized with an inspiring message on the inside, symbolizing internal beauty – U R Strong, U R Bold, U R True, U R U – encouraging all of us to be strong enough to be bold and bold enough to be our True Selves.

In February 2012, Thirty-One Gives launched to help Thirty-One Gifts to pay back the many blessings we’ve received as a company. We are dedicated to three key pieces of our heart – girls, women and families. Since 2012, Gives has donated $36 million in cash and product and touched 8.5 million lives.

Our Mission

We have a passion for serving and supporting girls, women and families. We believe strong, confident girls will grow up to become strong, compassionate women, who will be the driving force behind strong, healthy families and communities. Our mission is to celebrate others for who they are, giving them the support and self-esteem needed to lead purposeful, thriving lives. When we all work together and give a little piece of our heart, we can make a huge difference.

Did You Know?

  • A girl’s self-esteem peaks at age 9
  • Only 2% of women describe themselves as beautiful
  • 62% of girls are insecure about themselves
  • Less than 7% of national philanthropic dollars are for women and girls

3 Pieces of Our Heart

Girls, women and families make up the three pieces of our heart. We primarily focus our national giving on one national mission partner for each piece of our heart.

Girls: Girl Talk, Inc. is our mission partner aligned with our mission to build, strong confident girls.

 

Women: The Gives Care Council is working hard to identify a national mission partner who shares our mission to build strong, compassionate women.

Families: Ronald McDonald House Charities® is our national mission partner aligned with our mission to build strong, healthy families.

 

We are excited for you to learn more about who we support and ways to give!

Amber, Thirty-One Consultant

Mission of 31 Gives

Thank you, Amber! And now, the giveaway!

If you’d like to enter to win this fantastic URU Uptown Mini Pouch for yourself or for a loved one (hint, hint – Christmas is coming), you have three ways to enter. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Giveaway closes Tuesday, September 8th at midnight CST, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 9th at 2 pm CST.

  1. Leave a comment letting us know what you like, or what you learned from, the facts Amber shared with us today (or about this specific product).
  2. Share this giveaway on the social media platform of your choice.
  3. Let us know … if you have $1000 to give to any charity, where would you donate it?

Thanks for participating! Good luck!

 

Edited: The original post stated that a girl’s self esteem peaks at 91. The correct age is actually 9. Sorry about the confusion!!!

15 Comments on “31 Gives” Giveaway

  1. If I had $1000 to give to any charity it would actually be split between four charities near and dear to my heart: Make a Wish, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Beads of Courage, and Bags of Fun. When my toddler was diagnosed with cancer almost 18 months ago it sent us on a Rollercoaster adventure. Two of the first charities we were introduced to were Beads of courage (a program that provides color coded beads that are going through chronic disease or serious illness to help explain and show every poke, test, surgery, hospital stay, etc) and bags of fun (a local charity that provides a backpack full of age appropriate “toys” for kids stuck in the hospital. My son was 18 months at the time and received several toys, a portable dvd player, a couple of movies, and a very nice backpack). Make a wish just sent our family on an all expense paid vacation to Disney world. It was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience that I will cherish, even if my kids were too young to remember it in the years to come. And Alex’s lemonade stand is a charity set up in memory of a little girl that lost her battle with cancer, and yet as she fought she set up a lemonade stand to earn money to donate to childhood cancer research.

  2. I found it very interesting that less than 7% of dollars go to women and children…wow..that is NOTHING..with all those charities out there, that is a sad #. Also I thought it was great that they were still looking for a women’s national partner. This proves that this company (which I truly love their producrs, owe a ton) is not trying to just puck someone. They really care about their choices. As which women deserve the right to do! As for the 1000 dollars..Project Night Night is one of my favorite charites. They give bags filled with comfort to homeless shelters and mission groups. The bags are filled with warm blankets, a good book and a stuffed animal to cuddle with. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win!

  3. Well, if I had $1000 to give to any charity it would be Mercy House. I love what that organization is and does. It warms my heart any time I help them.

  4. A girls self esteem peaks at the age of 91!? How amazing is that! I hope I can live to be that age! I honestly did not know those things about 31. Especially the URU inspiring message. I feel, in this day and time, it’s so important for women to feel empowered, uplifted, and validated! It seems 31 is right on target with that. Thanks for sharing your message, Amber!

  5. If I had $1000 to go to any charity, I would give it to Shriners. They are amazing. I have always looked up to them in all they do for children all over the place. I have been there on tours and the love you feel from the nursing staff for their patients is incredible.

  6. I’m so sad to hear that only 2% of women think they are beautiful. I expected it to be low, but that’s simply unexceptable! As for a charity, there are too many to choose from. However, my first choice would probably have to be one that fights childhood hunger.

  7. I was honestly surprised and deeply saddened that only 2% of women describe themselves as beautiful. I am proud to count myself part of that 2%. I think we just get so caught up in the minute details of what we dislike about ourselves-especially our bodies-and forget that even if we have a pimple, or lots of them, or wrinkles, or whatever it doesn’t ruin our overall beauty.

  8. Too bad the contest has ended. But I just want to say that we women must change our mind sets. We must determine our own definitions of beauty. We MUST be beautiful for ourselves and for our daughters. No one should have to tell us we are already beautiful. As daughters of God, we are already amazingly beautiful.

  9. Women of all faiths should know that they are beautiful. Self-worth comes from knowing that we matter–no matter what we look like on the outside. Every woman has a story. Every woman has a purpose. Every woman is unique. We should embrace that.

  10. I love the U R U products!!! That’s a wonderful message that we need to spread to all woman and young girls around the world!! We alwats feel we have to look a certain way or he a certain weight to fit in but never told enough to just be YOU!! That’s the most important thing!! I will be sharing this on FB. If I had $1000 I would donate it help fight childhood cancer. September is a month to remember the children we have lost to cancer and support the one that are still fighting that battle. They are going through the most difficult thing in their lives yet they do it with a smile on their face and they inspire everyone! #TeamScot #RIPScot