Monday, November 16, 2015

Double the Impact with World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts - #GivingTuesday Review and Giveaway

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
It's during this time of year that most of us are feeling the most generous.  We want to help others in need.  Things that are basics to us are luxuries to others.  In the midst of the retail frenzy following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by focusing on charitable giving. On Dec. 1, 2015 – the 4th annual #GivingTuesday – World Vision will partner with Thirty-One Gifts to help charitable donations make twice the impact. On #GivingTuesday, every donation made by phone (1-888-511-6588) or online (Worldvisiongifts.org) to World Vision will be matched by Thirty-One Gifts – a direct-selling company offering totes, purses and more – with a donation of one of their products, such as a tote bag or blanket, up to a total of $1MM worth of products for women and girls in need around the world.
 
Bags like the Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote from Thirty-One Gifts have recently been distributed to volunteers in Burundi who use the totes to carry materials for educating families about malnutrition. Before receiving the totes, volunteers like Renathe Kabageni (shown in first photo)  carried all of their materials and equipment by hand. The simple gift of these tote bags preserves teaching materials and makes it easier for volunteers to visit each home.

Products donated to World Vision on #GivingTuesday through this partnership will be shared with communities in need so that women like Renathe are able to continue the important education they are providing.

Since it began in 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative; featuring over 100 ways to improve the lives of children through gifts such as: clean water, food, medicine, education, job training and small business loans, among others. Gifts range in price from $16 to $39,000 and can be made in a loved one’s name. Last year alone more than 822,000 people were helped through the Catalog. To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, visit http://bit.ly/1gcUYvT or call 855-WV-GIFTS.

Thirty-One Gifts was founded on the principle of helping women and is known for their charitable heart. In 2012 they founded a philanthropic initiative called Thirty-One Gives and to-date has donated more than $80 million in cash and products to nonprofit organizations that empower women and girls and support families. The Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote from the Thirty-One Gives line, gives back as well 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.

I received a Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote in the U R U Swirl Dot pattern.  This roomy tote holds plenty on the inside, and has seven pockets on the outside.  There's a zipper on top, and two large straps on the side for easy carrying.  I've recently been using it to carry my adult coloring books and supplies.  I like how it keeps everything organized and all in one place.  The bag is gray with white circle swirls.  I've purchased from Thirty-One Gifts before, and am pleased with this new addition I received.  The company has never failed me with their merchandise, and I adore that the company gives back to those in need.


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One person will win a Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote with free embroidery personalization.
 
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114 comments:

Isaiahsmom said...

I have not purchased from either one but would like too for I like that it goes to help others.

Sue Hull said...

No I havent yet. I have a catalog and I plan on ordering after Christmas when I have a little extra money. Ive never bought anything at World Vision. Many years ago my mom sent money to a child over in another country through World Vision. Thank you for the chance :)

Sue Hull said...

No I havent yet. I have a catalog and I plan on ordering after Christmas when I have a little extra money. Ive never bought anything at World Vision. Many years ago my mom sent money to a child over in another country through World Vision. Thank you for the chance :)

Charlene E said...

I have never purchased anything from either company

Kristen said...

I have not purchased from either.

BethElderton said...

I have never purchased from Thirty One Gifts---I am new to hearing about them. I have made a purchase from World Vision some years ago. I gave a donation for school supplies in the name of the school I taught for as a way to "pay forward" for the holidays as art of our school holiday program.
Mary Beth Elderton

VickeC said...

yes I have purchased from both places,always good quality of products

Darlene said...

No I have not purchased but would love one.

Amanda Patterson said...

I just learned about both of them so I haven't purchased yet but I am looking into them for Christmas gifts!

Kimberly Bauer said...

Yes I have purchased from Thirty-One Gifts but I haven't from World Vision before.

Suburban prep said...

I have not heard of either site before. So no I have not purchased from either. They both look like wonderful sites with a purpose.

KV H said...

I haven't purchased from either company yet.

Melissa Miller said...

I have purchased from 31 before.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

So far I have not purchased from either but I would love to do so.

Heather Kelly said...

No I haven't purchased for either. But I do blog posts for World Vision every year.

Katie Smith said...

I have never bought anything from either one but they have some adorable stuff!

cindiizzy said...

I have purchased from Thirty One gifts.

Lauren said...

I have never purchased from either one, but they look like great products!

DONNA CHEATLE said...

I've never purchased from ThirtyOne, but I have from World Vision.

alissa apel said...

I have not, but a gift from World Vision is on my Christmas list.

Charles-Linda Bradshaw said...

I have not purchased yet. I do have plans to purchase in the future but money has been so tight. They have such great items.

Shelly Leatham said...

I have heard of both, but have never ordered from either!

Bonnie Caselman said...

I've not purchased from either before.

Michele said...

I've purchased lots of things from Thirty-One - I love their products. I have never purchased from World Vision before.

Ali Nicole said...

I have not purchased from either.

heymissvirginia said...

No, I haven't purchased from either one before.
heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

Jamie Williams said...

I have purchased several items from Thirty One Gifts, but not from world vision.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I haven't, but I think they would be so handy to have!

D Johnson said...

I haven't ever purchased from either, but I love their items.

Kristyn Martin said...

I have purchased for thirty-one before. I love their products!

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I have not purchased from Thirty-One Gifts and World Vision before but I would love to!
Thank You for the chance

Fiona N

rubynreba said...

I have one thirty-one bag and I love it! I'd love to have another! I have not purchased from World Vision.

kmcgrew213 said...

i have purchased from thirty one!

Joy N. said...

I have from thirty one but not from World Vision

Robin Wilson said...

I was gifted some items from thirty-one but I've never ordered from either yet.

mary gardner said...

I have not purchased from thirty one before but I have purchased the Prosperity Cinnamon from World Vision and loved it!

bison61 said...

no I have not

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Leela said...

No, I haven't.

Haydensmommy05 said...

I have from thirty one but not world vision! Trisha Burgess

jakiesmom said...

I have not

♥Heather Dawn♥ said...

No, I haven't purchased from either.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

No, I haven't purchased from those companies yet.

Breanne said...

I've never purchased from them before.

Xty C said...

No, I have not purchased anything from them yet

Pam said...

I've supported World Vision, but I haven't purchased a gift yet.

Rebecca Orr said...

I have purchased from Thirty-one in the past.

Derrick Todd said...

I haven't purchased from either but I really like so many things that World Vision offers and what they stand for. Entry name: Marnie Guffey

Charlene S. said...

I've purchase from thirty-one gifts before, but not World Vision.

beachgirl0323 said...

I have never purchased from world vision but I have bought many things from thirty-one and have always been very happy.

SexyBrat said...

I have not purchased from them before.

Chad Gusta said...

Nope haven't purchased yet

slb3334 said...

I have not ordered from either.

PAIGE said...

I haven't purchased from either...YET

brendaelsner said...

I have purchased a couple items from Thirty One before.

brat52101 at yahoo dot com

kal said...

I have ordered from 31 Gifts, but not from World Vision. Thanks!

mighty1970 said...

My wife has bought from 31

Dani said...

I love Thirty-one! I have several Thirty one items and love them all.

Kim Hilbert said...

I have never purchased from 31 or the world vision.

adoptingteens said...

i use to have a 31 wallet but have never boughtv from world vision

njsunbunny said...

I have a lunch bag from 31 that I received as a gift that I love.

Traumajunky said...

I have purchased from 31 before.

Angela Saver said...

Yes, I have purchased from Thirty-One in the past! I love the quality of their products!

slehan said...

I have a World Vision silk scarf that I love.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

KrisJ said...

I have not purchased from them but the items look great.

Tricia Galbraith said...

I have never purchased from either, but I have received a gift from World Vision.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I have purchased from Thirty-One-I have a great tote bag that goes with me when I travel.

Dorothy Hubbard said...

No I am sorry to say that I have not, but will try in the future.

tatertot374 said...

Yes from thirtyone but now world vision. Def will add it to my list. Than kyou

Peggy Johnson said...

I have purchased many items from Thirty one gifts, but not World vision

Kim said...

I have never purchased from Thirty-One or WorldVision but I will have to look into both!
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
Ashley C

Melissa Vines said...

I have never purchased from Thirty-One Gifts and/or World Vision before. I've looked at the Thirty-One bags at length, but never ended up purchasing.

ferriz said...

i have not but i have my eye on a lot of things.
danielle marie
xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

MargaretAnn Rice said...

I might , have purchased from World Vision awhile back but I can't be certain. I have not yet purchased from Thirty-One Gifts, but have been checking them out since I learned about them here.

Cheryl Rahkonen said...

I have never purchased from Thirty-One gifts or World Vision before.

Debra said...

no i have not bought from either

Carolyn Gonzalez said...

I have bought gifts from World Vision before

Erin McAllister said...

My sister bought me 31, but i never have bought myself.

Cheryl L said...

No i have not purchased from them before but I have heard of them.

judy schechter said...

No I've never purchased from them, but I probably will after reading your post!

Amy S D said...

I have never purchased from either company.

Giant Sis said...

I've never purchased from either, but I'm going to go check them out! Thanks! (liz n)

Jim Rector said...

no I havent

Susan Smoaks said...

yes i have purchased from 31 before, i love their products.

Kristen Daukas said...

Love Thirty-One... such great quality and always an awesome gift choice!

Erica C. said...

I haven't purchased from there before.

LesleyfromWI said...

I have never bought from either one

jennifer57 said...

no, i never have.

Allison Bahr said...

i have bought 31 stuff before and thanks so much for the chances to win.

Computer Tech said...

I confess that I have never purchased a product from either company / organization but plan to share this giveaway throughout the internet and offline! As fort the little I have brought since entering sweepstakes; a great deal has to be based on that of an injury that was the result of a car and pedestrian accident! Another is that I plan to save / support my single mother some day in that of efforts to give back what she has given to me!

computertech2you@live.com

kay b said...

I haven't purchased from either as of yet

kay b said...

I haven't purchased from either as of yet

Brittany Steuart said...

no i havent purchased from either one yet. i would like to though.

Christina said...

No, I have not purchased from either site before!

dvice12 said...

I have not ever purchased from Thirty-One Gifts and/or World Vision before.

Sarah Z said...

No but I had admired World Vision products for awhile now!

Kate F. said...

I haven't ordered from either.

Danielle Day said...

no I have not.

Donna M. Clark said...

I have not yet purchased from either place.

Laurie Murley said...

I have not purchased from either of those site, but it looks like they have great products

Karen Drake said...

I have not purchased from either of them.

mail4rosey said...

I haven't purchased from either. I did review a Thrity-One bag once though and I really liked it.

crankyyanky1 said...

I have never purchased from 31 gifts or world vision before

kathy pease said...

I have not purchased from them yet

Buddy Garrett said...

I haven't purchased from Thirty-One Gifts or World Vision.

tina reynolds said...

I have not purchased from either company yet

Heather Stamper said...

I've bought from thirty one but not world vision.

channallocks said...

I have never purchased from 31 gift

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

i have, i got a giant tote bag which i use for beach trips and yarn storage. i would love to have this for my knitting/crochet projects!

Leslie S. said...

I have never purchased from either company but have been admiring the products they carry.

Tylerpants said...

My friend sells Thirty-One Gifts so I have purchased a few things from her before. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

julie said...

I have not bought from them before, but I like the products
Julie Hawkins

Clair Freebie said...

Yes I love thirty one gifts! I have a few of the large utility totes and I love their wallets!

trixx said...

I have ordered from Thirty-One Gifts before, but it's been awhile.

Candie L said...

I have not ordered anything from them before. Thank you


candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com