And the winner of our “31 Gives” bag …

-31 Gives- Giveaway

Comment #2, Hillary! “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.”

Congratulations, Hillary! If you’ll e-mail me your address at, I’ll pass along your info to Amber! And thank you for sharing those beautiful charities with us.

If anyone is interested in purchasing one of these fun bags for yourself, or to give as a gift, Amber would be happy to help you! Her page can be found here, and you can e-mail her by clicking the link at the top of the page. Thank you, Amber, for hosting this giveaway for us!

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