Thirty-One Gifts honors Giving Tuesday with a $2 Million product match to World Vision

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Rosemary poses with a goat that was given to her family through World Vision's gift catalog
Rosemary poses with a goat that was given to her family through World Vision's gift catalog

SEATTLE (November 2, 2016) — This Giving Tuesday (November 29), Thirty-One Gifts will match any donation made to World Vision with a donation of their own product, up to $2 million in value, to families and communities in need around the world.

The products include sturdy utility tote bags and warm clothes that can provide much needed help in the winter months to vulnerable families in Africa, eastern Europe and Central America who might otherwise be ignored. This is the third year World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts, which sells purses, totes, and home décor, have partnered for Giving Tuesday. In 2015, volunteer health workers in Burundi received utility tote bags, which helped them carry their equipment and keep medical supplies clean and safe as they visited remote, low-income houses for checkups.

“World Vision was awestruck when Thirty-One Gifts decided to double their donation this year offering to match another $2 million worth of products,” says Jennifer Hawley, senior director of corporate engagement with World Vision. “Our hope is that donors are inspired by this generosity, giving World Vision the potential to make a profound impact on poverty this Giving Tuesday.”

“It’s magical when you can put two organizations together to double their reach,” said Wendy Bradshaw, executive director of community affairs and philanthropy with Thirty-One Gifts. “It’s as if we have a sister in our goals to help others. We’re proud to be partnered with World Vision again, and we’re looking forward to another big year.”

Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a day devoted to charitable giving, volunteering and advocacy, in response to the consumer focus of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The World Vision Gift Catalog gives donors over 100 ways to join the movement to end extreme poverty with life-saving gifts such as child sponsorship that make a tangible impact on families in need. Shoppers don’t have to spend a fortune to share big dreams with a child in need this holiday season, gifts range from $16 to $39,000. In 2016 alone, more than 112,000 people donated more than 274,000 items from the Christian humanitarian agencies Gift Catalog.

To order from the World Vision Gift Catalog, visit www.worldvisiongifts.org or call 1-855-WV-GIFTS.

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About Thirty-One Gifts:

Thirty-One Gifts is one of the leading direct-selling companies in the U.S., and the 38th h largest in the world. The distinctive functional products include purses and wallets, totes and bags, home organization solutions and décor, jewelry and more, most of which can be personalized.  Products are sold through more than 85,000  independent sales consultants via home parties in all 50 U.S. states and nine provinces in Canada. The company was named for Proverbs 31, a chapter of the Bible that celebrates hard-working women who are compassionate, gracious and inspiring to their families and the people around them. The independent business opportunity offers a unique solution to women’s need to earn extra income while working independently. 

Giving is a major part of who Thirty-One is, and they partner with nonprofit organizations that align with their mission to serve and support girls, women and families. This year, they will donate approximately 5 percent of net total sales in product and cash to support those organizations.

About World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, please visit www.WorldVision.org/media-center/ or on Twitter @WorldVisionUSA.

Highlights

  • For every donation to World Vision on Giving Tuesday, Thirty-One Gifts will provide up to $2 million in apparel, thermal totes, and bags to help women and children in need.
  • Last year, Thirty-One donated utility totes for volunteer health educators in Burundi and blankets for babies in Somalia.
  • To donate from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, click here. For more information about how the catalog works, click here.