Hope Wissel

Operation Zipper Pouch

As you all know, one of my biggest WHYs with Thirty One is giving back to the community.

With the help of my family, friends, customers and hostesses, I have blessed to be able to make donations to various causes that have been near and dear to my heart. As a team, we have donated to the Pediatrics Unit at Ocean Medical Center, Enchanted Makeovers (a program for women in homeless shelters), back to school bags to Hawthorne House, and our latest random act of kindness was Chemo Comfort Bags for those in treatment at Ocean Medical Center.

For just $23 you can sponsor a Zipper Pouch personalized. I will use ALL of my commission to fill them with mints, candy, trail mix, gum, crossword puzzle book, a thank you card and a small American flag. My goal is 31 zipper pouches sponsored by April 28th. Yes, that is only 14 days away but I have faith in all of you. The bags will be shipped out so that they arrive before the end of May to show our military men and women how much we appreciate them.

So, who is with me? For $23 you can bring a smile to the face of some one who is far from home defending our freedoms. This project is near and dear to my heart. My nephew is a recent boot camp graduate and I am reminded of the days and nights spent with my best friend and her 4 kids while her hubby did TWO tours in Bagram during Operation Freedom which is what prompted me to get busy.

Payments can be made via check or through Paypal at hopesgiftcloset@@comcast.net. If you don’t have Paypal, I will be happy to invoice you.

Won’t you help to make a difference today?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

#operationzipperpouch #military #army #randomactofkindness #partywithHope

Hope Wissel

Civilians Helping Military Families


I am so excited to a part of this project “Civilians Helping Military Families“.

I am working with several other women business owners who have adopted TWO military families.  Each family has provided a wish list of items that we are gathering to help bring a smile to their face and to make their life just a little bit easier.  It is a great way to support our Military and their families who sacrifice so much for us every day.

Here are the wish lists that we need help filling:

Navy son’s Wish List(age11)

  • Books(hatchet series)
  • Movies(adventure movies)
  • Music(pop,alternative,Bruno Mars,death cab for cutie,pink Floyd,vampire weekend)
  • Clothing(boys large or men’s small shirts, size 12 pants,size 6 shoes, size 12 running pants)

Marine Wife’s Wish List

  • Makeup
  • Jewelry
  • Candles
  • Craft supplies
  • Decorations for her home
  • Essential oils(safe for pregnancy)
  • Lotions
  • Body wash
  • Body oil
  • Nail polish
  • Pedicure stuff
  • Manicure stuff
  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga DVDs
  • Exercise DVDs
  • Books

Marine son’s Wish list (age 10)

  • Legos(favorite type Chima)
  • Basketball stuff
  • Science kits or science stuff
  • Books
  • His favorite basketball team is the LA Lakers
  • Clothing(12 slim pants, young men small shirts or 12-14 boys)

Marine’s Unborn child’s wish list:  Mom is asking for neutral colors and they have nothing so let work together to help this family out with there unborn child! 

Navy daughter’s Wish List (age7)

  • Clothing(shirts7/8 girls or medium,size 7 pants,size 1 1/2 shoes,7/8 bathing suit)(clothing ideas loves cats,skinny jeans and sundresses)
  • Headbands and hair clips
  • Earrings
  • Books(Junie b jones,skinny john jones,Judy Blume,Beverly cleary,dork diaries)
  • Music( pop and loves Taylor swift)
  • Jewelry
  • Loves frozen

Navy wife’s needs Wish List

  • Lotion
  • Candles
  • Makeup(younique,Mary Kay,avon,store brand)
  • Jewerly
  • Scentsy
  • Decoration for her home
  • Cooking mixes
  • Cookware(pampered chef, Tupperware, bakeware, pots, pans,ect)
  • Beach gear (sunscreen,umbrella,towels,sand castle buckets)
  • Outdoor wear (bug spray,ect)
  • Clothing (large shirts, size 7 pants, and shoes 5 1/2-6)
  • Movie (drama, comedies, horror)
  • Music(anything but country)
  • Essential oils(no lavender)
  • Books(hunger games series, divergent series,Nicholas Sparks,James Patterson)
  • Body wash
  • Body oil
  • Pedicure stuff
  • Manicure stuff
  • Nail polish

If you just want to mail your donations, send them to:

Jennifer LaFleur
90 Beechwood Lane
Bristol, CT 06010

Below is a form that you can fill out to get involved or if you have more questions:


I will be posting a NEW wish list, every month.  We have adopted these families and we want to CELEBRATE – ENCOURAGE – REWARD them for their sacrifices. 

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!