Gives Program, Hope Wissel

Help Us To Make A Difference

I know school isn’t out.  I know you are thinking about summer.  I know the last thing you want to hear about is back to school, right?

People start businesses for many different reasons.  Many will say it is to make money or to have a flexible schedule.  While others have a passion not tied to money (believe it or not!).   It may sound crazy BUT my motivation for my business goes far deeper than being able to pay bills.  Don’t get me wrong, I need to pay bills.

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others.  From raising funds for MDA as a kid to volunteering with disabled youth to being a social worker, I like to see people smile.  My business is no different.

I want to Bring a smile to face of those who are hurting and especially to kids because it is not usually their fault but the result of circumstances.  They need to know someone cares even in their darkest moments.

I have been doing give back programs since I started with Thirty One.  With the help of my family, friends and customers we have done zipper pouches for the Pediatrics Unit at Easter; Chemo comfort bags, and USA HERO zipper pouches for our Vets.  You have helped me to raise money for Smiles for Trevor, Relay for Life, Suicide Awareness and have helped families with medical expenses.  Together, we are making a difference in the lives of others especially women and children letting them know someone cares!

You know the “Back to School” campaigns which provide kids with backpacks and school supplies, right? These programs help each child start off the school year on the right foot.

Last year, we provided 31 children with THERMAL LUNCH TOTES filled with some healthy snacks.  Let’s be honest, the FREE lunch program doesn’t always have kid friendly foods. No hate mail PLEASE because I know there are some places with great meals but let’s be honest, not all of them do.

We will be doing this AGAIN this year.  For $20, you can sponsor a thermal tote filled with healthy snacks for a child in need. If you want to help BUT you don’t have $20, donate what you can – $1, $2, $5, or $10. Maybe finances are tight BUT you know a business who may want to help, GREAT! Let me know or forward this information to them. I will supply a list of business sponsors in every thermal tote along with blogging about them – FREE advertising for helping out a great cause. Where else could they get FREE advertising for $20 or $40?

Won’t you help to make a difference today?  You can fill out the form below or contact me directly. I will be happy to invoice you. Let’s bring a smile to the face of as many children as we can this school year.  The deadline is June 15th!

Have ThirtyOne-derful day!

Gives Program

Fight Hunger – Help A Child

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People start businesses for many different reasons.  Many will say it is to make money or to have a flexible schedule.  While others have a passion that isn’t tied to money.  I know that may sound crazy BUT the truth is my motivation in my business goes far deeper than being able to pay bills.

My passion has always been to make a difference in the lives of others.. my business is no different.

My purpose statement is Bringing a smile to face of a child who is hurting because of no fault of their own ensuring that for even a moment they know that someone cares.

Many of you have been a part of my “giving back” programs.  Chemo comfort bags, USA HERO zipper pouches for our Vets.  We have raised money for Smiles for Trevor and Relay for Life, Suicide Awareness and have helped families with medical expenses.  Each of you are helping me to make a difference in the lives women and children so that they know that someone cares!

You have heard about the “Back to School” campaigns that provide kids with backpacks and school supplies, right? These programs help each child start off the school year on the right foot.

Last year, we provide 31 children with THERMAL LUNCH TOTES filled with some healthy snacks.  Let’s be honest, the FREE lunch program doesn’t always have kid friendly foods. No hate mail PLEASE because I know that there are some places that have great meals but let’s be honest, not all of them do.

We will be doing this AGAIN this year.  For $20, you can sponsor a thermal tote filled with healthy snacks for a child in need. If you want to help BUT you don’t have $20, donate what you can – $1, $2, $5, or $10. Maybe finances are tight BUT you know a business that may want to help, GREAT! Let me know or forward this information to them. I will supply a list of business sponsors in every thermal tote along with blogging about them – FREE advertising for helping out a great cause. Where else could they get FREE advertising for $20 or $40?

Won’t you help to make a difference today?  You can fill out the form below or contact me directly. I will be happy to invoice you. Let’s bring a smile to the face of as many children as we can this school year.  The deadline is July 9th!

Won’t you help to make a difference today? You can fill out the form below or contact me directly. I will be happy to invoice you. Let’s bring a smile to the face of as many children as we can this school year. The deadline is July 9th!

Have ThirtyOne-derful day!

Gives Program

Make A Difference Day

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Make a Difference day was started in 1990.  It is a national day devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community. The activity can be almost anything. Today, millions of Americans will participate in community improvement projects. It can take the form of cleanup, fixup, painting, and repair in poorer neighborhoods or in parks and municipal facilities. It doesn’t matter what project you take on. It doesn’t matter whether you help a non-profit organization, the community, your town, nursing home, a church, a food kitchen, or any other group in need.  What matters is that you participate.

This is a great way to get the kids involved in giving back to their community.  Make it a family outing.  The joy on the faces of others as you make a difference in their lives will make a difference in your own life too.  My motto everyday is:

Giving myself away so others smile.

My vision is for a world where women are not judged on their circumstances but empowered to learn from them so that they can have harmony in their life and make a difference in the lives of those around them.

I want to make a difference in the lives of others whether it is with a smile, a card sent in the mail, or holding the door. I want to help them raise funds to pay a bill or for their kids activities or for that special Christmas present.  I want to help them to share their SPARKLE with friends and family.  

Today is the kickoff of my “USA HERO” Campaign.  Now through November 11th (Veteran’s Day), I will be collecting sponsors ($20) for zipper pouches that I will fill and deliver to the local VA Outpatient Hospital.  This is my way of “making a difference” in the lives of those who have sacrificed so much so that we can live in freedom.

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Don’t make it just one day a year to “make a difference”.  Consider helping others on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.  I know, the holidays are coming and you say there is no extra money.  Volunteering your time is another way to make a difference.  That random act of kindness can make a difference too.  Small gestures can make big changes.

What will your commitment be to help others today? Make a difference on Make a Difference Day!

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Gives Program, 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.

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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!

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