The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is called ‘Giving Tuesday’ and is one of our favorite days of the year. Giving Tuesday is all about dedicating your holiday time, love, energy, $, to a non-profit near and dear to your heart vs. spending money on useless decorative soap sets for your grandparents, for the sake of checking them off the gift list. In honor of today, we wanted to take a moment and identify how some of our vendor-friends are using their businesses to GIVE BACK on this great occasion.
Love Offering: Well we had the people in my lettering workshop write Christmas cards to the military. And tomorrow we will finish passing out our thank you cards from the summer to our Police Department.
Finny Hill Photography: Finny Hill will be selling Limited Edition prints and donating a portion of all sales to the A21 Campaign, that Danielle will also be supporting this December, through the Dressember Challenge.
Larkspur + Laurel: I’ve committed to donating 10% of all sales from 11/24-11/29 to Standing Rock.
Pop Goes The Party : We are supporting Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County personally and through our business. Affordable housing in Pinellas County is a significant challenge for families! Angie is also a participating member of the Hammers & Heel’s Women’s Giving Circle.
The Tote Project: 50% of our sales will be going to Two Wings to help them reach their fundraising goal. Two Wings uses education,
Carla Ten Eyck: I just recently found out my friend Erica and her three sons were living in a shelter for the past 3 weeks. She has a 2 month old son, Dante who is in kindergarden, and Memphis who is a happy fourth grader. I offered up my home to them until she can land on her feet and get a job and an apartment, but there are many things that she and her family need. My Giving Tuesday efforts will be dedicated to them. Want to help, visit their Go Fund Me here.
Chalk Board Special Mobile Event Service: Chalkboard Special Food Truck will be on-site serving up eats at Hidden Springs Ale Works, as a fundraiser for Current Initiatives Affordable Christmas Project in Tampa, FL.
Styled by Kelsey V : Announcing that all of our 2017 Q1 profits will be going directly toward materials and teaching tools for Shear Love International in Thailand. These tools include: curling irons, bobby pins, hair pins, rat-tail combs, teasing combs, round brushes, paddle brushes, crocodile clips, etc… plus shipping costs to get these materials to Thailand. Shear Love International is designed to educate and empower women (in all walks of life) by providing an education in hair design.
SandraChile Photography: I am encouraging my current couples to take a discount from what they owe me by helping others. “This Giving Tuesday, donate $50 to Too Young to Wed, show me the receipt and I will discount $100 off your balance.” All of today’s donations will go to “Too Young to Wed“.
Imagine Goods: 25% off the entire site. Code “CyberAndFair”.
Vinson Images: We are discounting our prints, and on top of this giving 25% of proceeds back to a handful of organizations!
Sasa Designs: Get 10% off all Sasa Designs today with code “DREAMBIG”, and your purchase will support GROW (Girls’ Right to Opportunity Worldwide) by donating a percentage of each sale to the program. Every dollar raised provides a girl with one day of education at the primary or secondary level, which includes the cost of uniforms, books, tuition, room and board, safe travel to school, and any number of other typical barriers to a girl’s education. http://eepurl.com/cpTDo5
Karen J Hawley Photography: Today I will be making my annual donation to World Vision. As a Black Sheep Bride vendor I have chosen to give a portion of each wedding to World Vision, and their micro-loan program for women who need a boost up for their families, and their future.
We’ll be sure to be sharing more ways to give as the day progresses, so keep your eyes peeled!