This Giving Tuesday — a day dedicated to giving back — World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts are coming together to make a difference in the lives of American women and girls living in poverty.
See how you can help!
It’s easy to get caught up in the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s also easy to forget about the very real poverty that exists here in the United States and its impact on the most vulnerable, particularly women and girls.
The poverty rate for women in the United States remains at historically high levels, according to 2013 U.S. Census Bureau data. One in three women in America are living in or close to poverty.
This year, a unique partnership between World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts — a direct-selling company focused on personalized totes, purses, home organization solutions, and more — will bring support to women and girls in need across the United States.
For each of the first 3,100 donations made to World Vision today, Giving Tuesday, Thirty-One Gifts will donate a Hope Kit tote filled with essential hygiene supplies such as a toothbrush, shampoo, hairbrush, and soap to women and girls in dire straits, which will help them get back on their feet as they work toward better days.
Some Hope Kits were recently distributed at God’s Ranch, a safe home near Tacoma, Washington, for women escaping abuse and addiction.
“I came here with nothing,” explained recipient Michelle. “I didn’t have anything with me but the clothes I was wearing and a brush.”
In addition to meeting tangible needs, heart-felt messages from volunteers included in the kits offer encouragement and hope.
“That touched my heart and it means a lot,” Michelle said with teary eyes as she read her note.
“Before I knew God, I didn’t know love at all,” said Jessie, another recipient, upon receiving her kit and reading her note. “I know now that I’m a strong, loved woman.”
Any donation to World Vision today – whether a farm animal, a contribution to one of our special funds, or a child sponsorship – will be matched with a Thirty One Gifts tote for a woman in the United States (up to 3,100) for Giving Tuesday. Give back today and make your donation even more impactful!