Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fundraiser to support Little Flower!

Hopefully if you have been around here for a bit you have heard about China Little Flower/Little Flower Projects. Little Flower is a very special organization that cares for some of the most fragile of Chinese orphans. 
Little Flower cares for a variety of needs. The list of projects includes:
1. Hospice care for orphans
2. Group educational foster care
3. Special Care for infants
4. Long-term care for severely disabled children
5. Special causes
I have found a unique way to combine several things that are important to me and I'm very excited to share this with you and would be delighted to have your support!

Another image that rests on the sidebar of my blog is this,
Assisting Adoption was created by an adoptive mother (and dear friend of mine!) who knows first hand the challenges adopting families face. Her purpose is to provide an easy and profitable fundraiser for them through Thirty-One Product parties, where she donates her commission to their adoption fund. If you are in the adoption process, know someone who is or would like to support an adopting family when you purchase Thirty-One products, you'll want to read more!

So, I asked my friend if she would allow me to host a party for Little Flower.
I asked Little Flower if it would be okay if I fund-raised for them this way.
All has been approved and this is where YOU come in! :)

From July 1st - July 15th I am hosting a Thirty-One Fundraiser event for Little Flower. The goal is to provide a month's salary for one of the incredible Nannies there. The month's salary is equivalent to $283 USD. The Thirty-One order total must reach $1150 for the commission rate donated by my friend to cover this amount, so that is what we are aiming for. 

Of course, if you have the heart and resources to help cover a month's salary for a Nanny independently, you can do so here, and that would be AMAZING!

To include yet another thing that is near to the hearts of our family, I will be using a large portion of any hostess credit earned to purchase drawstring bags like these from Thirty-One for foster children in our community.

If we reach the goal, I will also purchase another bag to be given away here! :)
If we are fortunate enough to reach our goal multiple times, I will purchase a bag to be given away here for each time we do!

So here's how it works:
  • Visit the Thirty-One site here
  • Select "My Parties"
  • Choose the Hopeful Threads/Kristy Smith party for Little Flower
  • Place your order directly through Thirty-One who will then ship your items directly to you once the party closes. (*Please Note* Gift Certificates purchases are unfortunately not applicable.)
  • Enjoy your new items and know that you helped support Little Flower at the same time!  
For the month of July, there is a special incentive when you order from Thirty-One too! :) It just keeps getting better doesn't it!?
For every $31 you spend you get to choose one of FIVE items for only $5!
These items include the Zipper Pouch, Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote, Thermal Tote, Littles Carry-All Caddy or Mini Zipper Pouch. 
That means you could buy that bag or gift you have been wanting and get the perfect lunch tote for one of your kid's for the new school year for ONLY $5!
When you've reached the $31 mark with your order, simply place the $5 item of your choice in your cart and it will show up at the discounted price. Easy! There is also $5 personalization all month long too if you want your items personalized. :)

Here's a pic of a couple of my favorite Thirty-One items all packed up for a day at the zoo.
The Organizing Utility Tote is the first bag I've found that can carry ALL the water bottles we need for our big family! And the Lil' Expressions Mini Zipper Pouch peeking out the top there is personalized with a cute little image resembling each of my it! Grammie loves her's like this too, it makes a perfect gift! :)

So look around the easy to read PDF summer catalog here, and let me know if you have any questions.The fundraiser will open 1 WEEK from today on Sunday, July 1st.  ***Monday, July 2nd....delay due to mid-western storms effecting Thirty-One Headquarters.***

This is my idea of a WIN! WIN! WIN! WIN! WIN!
And I'm hopeful that it will be a great success!
Feel free to share with others, and thank you in advance for doing so!


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