Company representatives and sales leaders from Thirty-One Gifts are visiting New York City for two days of give-back events Nov. 27–28.
Thirty-One’s philanthropic division—Thirty-One Gives—is leading the trip and invited the company’s sales leaders to join them to be part of the celebration to serve and support several nonprofit organizations. A total of 189 sales leaders from 36 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces will be part of the volunteer outreach.
“Our leaders are joining together in New York to ‘Be the Give’ and perform several charitable activities at nonprofit organizations we support,” said Wendy Bradshaw, executive director of Community Affairs & Philanthropy. “These are some of our most special giving moments of the year and will take place on Giving Tuesday and the following day.”
On November 27, the group will appear at the TODAY Show Plaza outside the NBC TODAY Show, celebrating Thirty-One’s donation of $1.5 million in products to the TODAY Show Toy Drive, the USO and Operation Homefront to support military families. This year will be the eighth time Thirty-One has donated to the Toy Drive.
Later that day, Thirty-One’s leaders will volunteer at the World Vision Give Back Shop, located in a large interactive display at Bryant Park. Visitors will learn about the opportunities to share in World Vision’s mission work and may take a virtual reality walk through Africa. The display will feature goats, alpacas and other animals that can be sponsored for families internationally, as well as an area to virtually meet children available for sponsorship.
Thirty-One also will sponsor an area to build Hope Kits at the World Vision exhibit. Hope Kits are toiletry bags from Thirty-One that are filled with women’s hygiene products and a personal note of encouragement from the volunteer who filled the bag. The sales consultants will volunteer to build Hope Kits during their visit, and they will be delivered to women in need throughout the U.S.
Thirty-One is the Giving Tuesday match partner for Christian humanitarian organization, World Vision. On Tuesday, November 27, Thirty-One will match donations up to $2 million in products to help families around the world with items to keep babies warm, deliver medical supplies and keep girls in school.
On Wednesday, November 28, the group will volunteer at several nonprofit organizations. With World Vision, they will serve brunch and deliver Hope Kits with Women of Literacy (LINC), and will distribute school supplies to students in low-income neighborhoods via their mobile Teacher Research Center. They also will volunteer at the Salvation Army, assisting children with homework; and at Young Life, to provide fellowship to teen mothers.
Through Thirty-One Gives, the company has donated more than $100 million in product and cash since 2012 to nonprofit organizations that empower girls, women and families.