As you know if you follow my blog, a HUGE part of my journey with Thirty One is to help others. Sometimes it is a fundraising project, or a donation to an event or giving to someone who was just in need of some loving. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a small goal or a HUGE goal, I want to help. As a result, I have been able to donate to various causes throughout the years.
This is not to toot my own horn. None of these projects would be possible if it were not for the support of my friends, family and customers. Individuals who believe in the cause, or just want to help. Okay, can you guess where this is leading…. YOU GOT IT!
For Easter, we donated 25 Easter Baskets to Dottie’s House. Dottie’s House is a transitional housing facility designed to aid women and children who have survived domestic violence. They proactively help these families develop the life skills needed to become self-sufficient for their future financial and emotional independence.
While delivering them, I was sharing stories of my days as a Social Worker with the South Jersey AIDS Alliance when SMACK! Mother’s Day was quickly approaching and I wanted these moms to feel some love.
If you have children, think about how your hubby or your family make sure you have a special Mother’s Day. For many of the women at Dottie’s House, they do not have the same support system so Mother’s Day could be just another day. I want them to know they are special too.
So, again with the help of my family, friends and customers, we are putting together “pampering bags” as Mother’s Day Gifts for these ladies. The goal is 18 since there are 18 units at Dottie’s House. So far we are halfway there.
The $20 sponsorship will pay for the actual bag and I will use 100% of my commission to fill them with a variety of things like a fuzzy socks, notepad, pen, lotion, and chap stick. My friends in direct sales will also be adding pampering products to make these hardworking mommas feel special.
In addition, I am selling Domestic Violence Angel Awareness magnets for $5 with the proceeds being donated to Dottie’s House.
Since I began my “give back program”, almost $10,000 in products and cash donations have been made to various causes. It fills my cup to know we have made the difference in the lives of so many people.
So, who is with me? For $20 you can bring a smile to a mom who is a survivor of domestic violence. The cut-off is April 20th so the bags will arrive in time to be stuffed and delivered on May 9th. This project is near and dear to my heart. It is a tribute to the women I know who have escaped and survived domestic violence.
You can sponsor a bag in memory of someone, in honor of someone or just anonymously. Payments can be made via check or through Paypal at hopesgiftcloset@@comcast.net as a friend/family. I can also accept credit card payments directly. Please complete the form for more details:
Won’t you help to make a difference today?
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!